I finished things! I FINISHED THINGS! It’s been so uncommon for me to actually bring a story to an end in the last– well, you can look back at the posts. I’m belatedly going a little bit into shock over this. They’ve been done for a few days now. Everything has been so bananas, though. Whole bowls of fruit, really. And it’s probably not my best work, but I’m just so delighted to have SOMETHING- three THINGS- done to offer you for All Hallow’s Read! Posted the stories earlier from my phone, but didn’t get a chance to write this post, so this is kind of a post-Halloween gift. Oh, weeeeeell, here it all is! Tada!
I actually almost had four things to post! Work happened, though. All month, I’ve had the picture of Neil Gaiman with the text “You should be writing.” as my desktop image on my work computer. It is strangely effective. It also helped that a number of friends who are similarly of a writerly persuasion wanted to get together to share stories for Halloween, too. My husband also wanted to take our stories to read to children, and that was very helpful.
I’m really liking this thing where having people request to put that pressure on you (“you” being me) actually motivates instead of sending you-me spiraling into fits of frozen terror at the thought of doing anything at all while someone hovers near fully expecting and ready to catch. I have nothing to pitch. I have so many things I could pitch if they’d just hold still. What even is pitching? I am the ball.
But then there were THINGS! That happened! It’s so nice. I was actually beginning to worry that I’d lost my mental story crafting limb. I don’t know that I can properly express how relieved I am that it’s still there.
Work is still happening, actually. Briefly visiting family for Halloween and then on to a day-job-related conference. I feel like such an adult. It feels weird.
Writing adventures. Fruit adventures. Work adventures. So much adulting adventures.
This has been very clear, I’m sure. We got this. Onward!