Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ What’s Most Important?

witter (ˈwɪtə)
vb – (often foll by: on) to chatter or babble pointlessly or at unnecessary length
n – pointless chat; chatter

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Welcome back to another Weekly Writerly Wittering! It’s been ages since I tried to actually post these weekly, but I’m going to make an attempt again for the rest of the madness that is 2020.

With my publishing schedule punched out of whack and life’s endless uncertainties, I’m choosing to live in the moment. And right now, I want to share an honest account of my weekly witterings. Not only about writing, but in finding motivation, in making time for what’s important.

What’s important to me? Family first, always. After, comes self-care, because how can I pour back into my family and creative pursuits when I don’t care about myself?

On a side note: I spent years not taking care of myself. You may not have known it to look at me. Most of my friends never knew. Again, in light of transparency, I have worked through a lot of emotional ups and downs. A lot was caused by things that happened to me when I was a kid, but the rest is just life.

This year, ironically, was the first year I really worked to take care of myself for the first time since before I had my kid. I haven’t quite cracked the perfect code. I still need to fix a few lingering bad habits, and I can’t completely banish bad thoughts. But I feel like the best version of “me” that I have in forever. And it’s making all the difference.

So back to the third thing (remember we were talking about “the things”) that I’m making a priority. For as long as I can remember, I’ve needed to create. I’ve always had several outlets. As a kid and teen, I played piano, studied art and drama, and wrote stories. Somehow, life got in the way of most of the others, but the writing stayed.

Although I’ve never been a USA or NYT Bestseller, I wouldn’t trade my writing journey for anything. And with COVID and a troubled economy looking over us, I’ve had to rethink how I do everything.

I can’t publish, but a lack of funds can’t stop me from creating. I’ve had a few ideas for how I could continue to bring quality fantasy romance your way. Part of this will be using alternative platforms to publish my works.

Eventually, hopefully, I’ll be able to pour back into my books and upgrade them to the same level as my current published works. More on all that later, though. Until then, I’ll keep writing and dreaming. I hope you will too!

Wherever you’re at today, don’t give up. No matter how bleak things seem, or are, know you aren’t alone. We’re in this together, one day at a time.


#beinspired

 


Goals for this week

  1. Write. Read. Repeat.

  2. Better sleep.

  3. Be authentic.

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