I missed an update for yesterday, so you will get two today!
I’ve been trying to focus on a big task at work, and given that I have substantially lower energy reserves than normal these days (8+ months pregnant much?), I wasn’t able to do both in one sun cycle.
I’ve got a chapter due today for my createive writing class, and I also still have work to do. It will be a busy day, but I’ll manage it. I was going to write about how stress actually makes me less productive when being creative, but that’s not true. It only makes me less productive if I don’t have the confidence to do the work. If I do, then the stress is a stimulant. If not, though, it’s a huge depressant. I just hope the energy lasts.
I’m good with prose, technical writing, and (to some extent) poetry. Give me a deadline, and I’ll come up with at least some B- work, something that can be built on. But short stories are a lot harder.
I’m stuck in three short stories right now. I like their setup, but they just aren’t moving. I did a quick I online search and found a good resource to help get going. I probably won’t get to it today, but there is a lot of good stuff here which I think I can use to get at least one of the stories over the line. And I’ll share it with you here! Promise.