I’m feeling this weird mix of emotionally-drained-meets-invigorated-and-ready-to-conquer-the-world this morning. Weird, I know. I feel colored by a tinge of melancholy, but it’s counteracted by this sort-of simmering inspiration, so that’s a little weird, too.
I guess it’s only natural, in a month where I’m learning so much about how to make the most of what I have – time, money, opportunities, conversations, you name it! – life, as it sometimes does, has coughed up the chance for me to worry over what I don’t have. Tempting though it may be to wallow in dramatic misery¹, I’m trying instead to focus on being content, being grateful, and thinking what a joy it is to be alive this very moment, with who-knows-what adventures waiting up ahead! Seriously. Amazing possibilities out there, you know? Why worry about what I lack, when what I already have is so incredible?
Yet, sometimes I still worry. Hence the weird combo of emotional strangeness I described earlier.
Oh, well. I will just channel this energy into my fingers, onto my keyboard, and infuse some emotionally conflicted magic into my characters’ world. Yes, yes…that sounds like the perfect plan!
One final Oktoberzest update: I added about 375 words to the manuscript on Saturday², which brings my six-day total to 6,558 words. Here’s hoping this week goes as well, or better!
Thanks for indulging my inner drama queen for a moment. She likes to make herself heard every once in a while, though I prefer to keep her locked up in a dungeon. She’s headed back down there now, ready to sit in the dark again for a while.
What are you guys working on this week? Anyone out there gearing up for NaNoWriMo? Or, maybe you’re in the thicket of some other project?
¹Dramatically miserable hyperbolical sentence alert! Fear not, we are not wallowing, nor are we anywhere close to miserable. I’m just being a drama queen for a minute.
²Not bad, considering I ended up spending only 30 minutes writing that day.