I work in a field, and commingle with other professions, where it’s all too easy to lose faith in humanity. I had a very discouraging week of me fixing issues others had made or observing chaos unfold around me I hadn’t created. This occurred both at a local level in my immediate environment and nationally through the news (looking at you, D.C.) By Friday, my brain was TMNT ooze and my thoughts were turning to the dark side, Obi Wan.
The Saint, Mr. Swinebottom, the Labrador and myself have done it. We have found the writing desk.
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January 2019 has come and gone. February is here, smirking at my door step, holding up my list of to do’s and goals. The paper has a bit of rice stuck on the edges, along with some makeup smudges and wrinkles. January is standing behind her, bedraggled, dressed in a suit and talking into a cell phone. A candy cane is hanging from his left ear and a bit of New Year’s confetti is still in his bangs. An Uber pulls up and away he goes until next year.
“Say, author,” February asks, still holding the list and standing on my front porch in stilletos. “When are you going to edit your short story your editor got back to you about, oh…six weeks ago? And isn’t your writing room done yet? And when exactly are you going to get on your exercise schedule, huh?”
She bats her eyelashes and tosses back a red curl. I’m debating between a good old fashioned door slam or a Tae Kwon Do front kick while she continues her babbling.
“This list isn’t going to complete itself you know. Chip, chop. And when’s the last time you actually did some cardio? Looking a little pudgy, aren’t we…?”
It’s times like these when I call upon my trusty sidekick. Some may call it self confidence. Others may say it’s healthy boundary setting and self esteem.
I call mine…Mr. Swinebottom.
Thank you everyone! 🎉
And while you’re here, internet wanderer, care to join in on a creative writing contest? No winners or losers, just fun and camraderie in the fields of imagination.
A big thank you for my first review on Memory Bound at Amazon. Mr. Swinebottom I think is currently doing a lap around Asia in pure bliss, screaming like a child who got hold of a golden Willy Wonka ticket. A screenshot of the review is below.
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Author: “I don’t like being around actors, musicians, anybody on a stage. They’re wonderful, yes, but don’t talk to me, look at me or touch me.”
Saint: “Yes. Don’t break that fourth wall.”
Author: “Yes! Exactly. Well put. Don’t break that barrier between you and me.”
Saint: “You can say, and if you break the fourth wall, my fist will break through it, too.”
In America, we’re in a government shutdown–the longest we’ve experienced in our young nation’s history. With paychecks halted, FBI workers are lining up next to White House employees to get food distributions at Food Banks. Somebody pinch me. Surely this is fake news, right? No, you insist, it’s not? Well then. Double irony for $600, Alex, and pass the potatoes. This sure is a surreal way to bring in 2019. And sad.
Listing some personal goals below that are related to my own writing. I kept them short and to the point. Have your own you want to share? Leave them below and I’ll take a looky-lou. I believe in encouraging others, especially fellow writers, on reaching their goals and dreams, too.
I look at goals as something to steer towards on the horizon. Even if we don’t meet them all, what did we learn and gain along the way?
Welcome to Day 17 of Blogmas 2018. Today’s blog is created by you! Leave a question in the comments below and we’ll answer! It can be about our book, Memory Bound, the writing process, literature, a previous blog, or anything Christmas related. Please keep the questions appropriate and not too personal. After all, boundaries are our friends.
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