The writing day is upon me! Time to write like crazy.
Work treadmill is going well. Still training my co-worker, who is a friend, who suffered a loss last weekend. He's having a hard time of it. I wonder how much of it is isolation, the lack of the social work net? Is there anyone there to just chat with him? He's an intelligent guy but he's having trouble focusing this week. It's understandable. I played therapist today. He apologize several times for not being quicker, not be able to grasp the big picture, not being able to focus. This stuff, though, is very abstract. I'm trying to pass on knowledge that I've acquired over the last three years. It'll take him time.
Meanwhile, the life treadmill is humming along. We're busy but my attitude shift has served me well. Nothing dispirits me for long nor deeply. Some of these things happening would have driven me into shouting, "Serenity now," at the ceiling, or going nuts and ending up rocking in a darkened room by myself, whispering, "Serenity now, serenity now."
Computers, of course...well, they're better than invading hordes of barbarians, conquering armies, plagues and pestilence.
My idea machine is running rich, delivering a staggering number of ideas for stories today. Again, looking at energy levels, attitude, mood swings, writing pleasure, and idea generation, I discern patterns that run through me. I should seriously chart those patterns and see how I can use them to minimize negative reactions and maximize positive times. Or I can keep on keeping on.
Amusing but my current short story started as a recreational vehicle design in my head. I was just killing time as I walked every day. Then I decided to free it of current technology limitations; how would the design change? Okay, where was I going to put this machine? Why, let's return it to Earth. Return it to Earth? The who, what, and why became, culminating with that Eureka moment today.
To the keyboard. It's time to write like crazy.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com