Per Usual

I can’t say I’m surprised that my attempt at a writing habit took only 7 days to fail. I do have a chance at redemption for the month of July, as my camp goal was only 100 words a day, but above that was a goal of daily writing, which was the ultimate failure. This time.

I can only say that with my daughter and her friend home from college, life has been stressful and I have run out of spoons quicker than I planned. She has been dealing with anxiety ever since she arrived, and has exploded at times when I least expected it. She says she is working on her outbursts with her therapist, but as a mom it is hard to watch (and hear) your grown child berating herself for something minor, or yelling at a sibling for something even more minor. She says she is learning to unleash her feelings instead of bottling them up. I’m trying not to take her outbursts personally.

I am going to try to get back on track this month. My side job as a driver has given me a great opportunity to think through plot and characters, and I have a new idea for the Forever Novel that should help me punch out the missing 1,300+ words I need to catch up.

Hopefully I will have a more cheery update soon.

Simple Abundance

I’m debating whether or not to re-read this book in 2011. I have an artsy friend who started an ATC (Artist Trading Card)-a day project with this book, and I am pondering that idea to guide me through the book again.

I received the Cinch (scrapbooker’s bookbinding machine) for Christmas, and I am also mulling over a more artsy daily diary format, which I could then bind together at the end of each month. Perhaps I could include some of the 365 Hipstamatic photos I started taking on Christmas day.

Then there’s running, which I started in July (completed 3 one-mile runs by December 2010; in August, October, and December) and would like to get back to. I’d like to finish at least one 5K this year.

Then there’s writing, which, while I’m leaning toward a daily art journal, needs to be attended to again on a daily basis. Daily post inspiration from right here at WordPress will help.

And so the new year begins.