Thought about characters...a sort of mental check-in while consumed by chaos. Curious how my recent experiences will be changing things.
I am usually very omniscient. But this time I saw through Gellayna's eyes ( female main character in current main project). I related this to my dear friend, and she said:
"Well, holding things together while everything is falling apart around her, is what Gellayna is all about."
I realized I couldn't sum up Gellayna nearly that well, but it's true. And for now, my life is giving me greater insight.
Here's to finding the little positives to fight the enormity of everything else, and combat the threatening bleakness. Here's to not giving into depression and despair, even when they seem to be lurking around the corner. Here's to turning this lowpoint into a highpoint.
A new chapter of my life (and my WIP) will begin as soon as this move is done. I can't wait.
My world fell to pieces a bit this weekend. If not for the supreme graciousness and generosity of a friend, I would be without a place to stay. The guy and I are moving again, but at least there will be a roof over our heads, and we get to keep our puppy. She has brought joy to life in hardship.
I am determined to see this latest turn of events in the most positive way possible. There is much good that can come of this arrangement. I will work hard to turn the few recent job opportunities that have emerged into something more solid.
I will not allow these times to crush me. I will not give up on my dreams or my writing. I see that so easily a person could, in my circumstance, elect to abandon past goals in favor of more practical pursuits. But I refuse.
It can't be like this forever. I can't have bad luck forever, not with how hard I have worked to change my own life. If I can complete a manuscript surrounded by this much adversity, I will become faster, better and hopefully less distract-able.
Strength and discipline and good writing are forged from life's trials. I keep reminding myself of this.
Have you found that your writing grew after tough times in your life?
Thoughts on writing & Living