100 Followers and a bit of a ramble?

Hey! I was super excited to see this earlier today!

I know it’s a baby step compared to where a lot of you are but I think it’s a nice start.

Thank you all so much for the likes and comments, great conversations on my blog and yours. Being part of this community is a very nice part of my life right now. โค๏ธ

In other news, today has been a bit crazy. My sleep schedule is beyond screwed and I did too much on too little, including a four-hour stint on the phone and conversations with my son and ex-husband and the online school my son wants to switch to and his dad doesn’t want him to.

Co-parenting is far from nirvana but we’ve done a fine job raising this little man so far and hopefully won’t screw that up anytime soon.

I also spent a portion of that time talking to my insurance company to try and set up disability which I should have applied for a long time ago.

Did I mention that stress and spending too much mental energy scramble my brain? It’s fried. ๐Ÿณ

I was supposed to be writing a 2500-word story today but that isn’t happening. Looks like this year might be 11 Short Stories for that challenge. Who knows… maybe after a nap I can make up something. I hope so.

The only โ€creative writingโ€ I’ve done today was a rant on Goodreads about Allegiant by Veronica Roth, which Iโ€™ll likely erase later. If you want to see how I processed my little emotional breakdown from the day (sorry Veronica), my Goodreads link is on the top right corner of this page. It might be a little spoiler-y, just to warn you. Itโ€™d be cool to connect with you there though!

Sorry for the lame post, really just wanted to say thanks and yeesh, I’m pooped!

33 thoughts on “100 Followers and a bit of a ramble?

    1. Thank you!
      I promised myself, after the last short story challenge, that I was going to start early and give myself plenty of time to write and edit… I lied. The story is due at midnight, London time, and I only have an inkling of what I want to write about. I’ve been publishing crappy drafts so far this challenge and that wasn’t the goal!

      It might be best to sit this one out but I haven’t decided. Maybe I need to change my goals anyway. So far these prompts and deadlines haven’t gone very well, but they do push me to write when I might otherwise not. ๐Ÿค”

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      1. I think (just a personal experience) – 2500 a day is a lot. Iโ€™ve stopped say to myself โ€œin numbersโ€ & just trying to write ๐Ÿ™‚ if u can write or edit 300, or 500 ๐Ÿ™‚ – itโ€™s great! ๐Ÿ™‚ every small step counts ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I’ve had a month to prepare… I just squandered it elsewhere.

        I was getting so much more out when I was just doing 10 minutes a day (minimum) with a prompt.

        Baby steps are better than random (or scheduled) sprints, you’re right about that!

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      3. that’s the point of the prompts and challenges. they push you to write, no matter if it’s crappy. you can always pick them up, polish them up and publish them again, you know?
        i’ve read a lot of ‘updated’ stories on the blogs of people i follow.
        it’s never too late to write, or the wrong time. you can still write it, and post it for next month!

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      4. even if the due day is over, you can still write the prompt and share it here.
        it’s never late to write.
        and then you can write for the next month, and if you don[‘t like the end result, you can still polish and publish it here later on.

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  1. Congratulations on hitting 100 followers!!!

    Sorry that you are going through so much stress. For the writing thing, I was looking for an accountability partner, and it seems like you need one as well. If you are interested, feel free to DM me.

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    1. Thank you! Yep. Totally skipped this month’s story. I feel like a turd. My brain is still recovering from yesterday (I shouldn’t even be looking at my phone but I’ll be putting on an audiobook *soon*) so I couldn’t have pushed through it if I wanted to. Brain injuries are a b*tch. Ah, well… onward and upward…

      Keep an eye out for that message! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Absolutely! I actually blew off the last 2 short stories…๐Ÿ˜•…but they go year round on 12shortstories.com. Each month the prompt and word counts change but it’s a great community and it’s nice having those deadlines. (Unless you break promises to yourself often, which, under some rather extenuating circumstances, I have.)

      I’d love to see you there!

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      1. I looked and then looked some more and then I backed out because I decided that it looked a little too structured for me. I like my life to be a little more free flowing than that site seems to allow, And also – too many prompts to log-on. I have waaay too many passwords in my life already and I’m going to shut-up now because I’m starting to annoy myself.
        I’d love to visit your site more, though – am I still welcome? ๐Ÿ™‚
        Kindness – Robert.

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      2. You are absolutely welcome! I completely understand.

        I love the idea of the challenge but I’ve met the goal 50% of 4 times, and didn’t give my stories proper attention or time the two months I completed them. I’m not sure if I plan to get back on the wagon or set myself a new, similar goal. It is a nice community, though, and having something published once a month, even in such a forum, with feedback is a good thing. We’ll see what happens!

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