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Date Posted: 10:25:58 03/24/14 Mon
Author: Myxtress
Subject: This way if you want to read more >>>
In reply to: Myxtress 's message, "Long Time" on 10:23:29 03/24/14 Mon

I owe everyone an apology for my absence. Iím sure Iím not alone in expressing life is busy. Again. Family and work take a lot of effort. With me, Iím still working stupid, crazy hours, still have to put on my various hats, and well, yeah, Iím tired. My day starts off at 3 or 4 am because thatís when my mind starts to remind me of all I need to get done. By the end of the day, when I normally would sit at my computer to type in some words, Iím done. Add in the family issue I hinted at before, and not only am I tired, Iím drained. So what do I do? I sit like an idiot in front of the TV watching episode after episode on Netflix.

So after pondering on things for awhile I admitted to myself that itís not my life thatís keeping me from writing, or from this board, itís my choices.

And now that Iíve acknowledged my problem, I have a choice whether or not to do anything about it. My life hasnít changed since my post in freaking September, and Iím smart enough to realize it wonít change all by itself. Thinking back, writing made me happy. Writing was fun. Posting was a blast. Editing after receiving comments, wellÖyeah, there was a certain joy seeing my work get better. It was challenging. There was no better place to come with my morning cup of coffee than to the Lit Forum to see what was new.

I still have my caffeine addiction, so Iím making a choice to get my writing obsession back to go with it. That is a more proactive approach than waiting and wishing for things that could be. And hey, if I get up at 3am to do it, all the better. Thatíll give me two and a half hours before my alarm goes off to practice my craft.

So, hereís what Iím planning to do to get started.

1. Post a check in post every Saturday Ė this is where we are accountable, checking in with our progress during the week, and a place to share some of our work if we are so inclined without expectation of a crit. Itís just a look what I did! kind of post. Or a place to share accomplishments and our challenges.
2. Post a new homework assignment every second Sunday! Gads I miss this one.
3. Post something, anything, to get this board scrolling again. I could use some help on this one. You see what Iím saying?
4. Change the wallpaper more often.
5. And I promise, promise, promise, that this is the last post like this thatíll come from me.

Hugs

Esther

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[> [> I'll try to help, but my day also starts at 3:30 until I fall asleep in my chair at 9. I _am_ a writer, though, and really ought to do something about it. :) (((Esther))) -- JustGina, 20:51:16 03/31/14 Mon

>I owe everyone an apology for my absence. Iím sure
>Iím not alone in expressing life is busy. Again.
>Family and work take a lot of effort. With me, Iím
>still working stupid, crazy hours, still have to put
>on my various hats, and well, yeah, Iím tired. My day
>starts off at 3 or 4 am because thatís when my mind
>starts to remind me of all I need to get done. By the
>end of the day, when I normally would sit at my
>computer to type in some words, Iím done. Add in the
>family issue I hinted at before, and not only am I
>tired, Iím drained. So what do I do? I sit like an
>idiot in front of the TV watching episode after
>episode on Netflix.
>
>So after pondering on things for awhile I admitted to
>myself that itís not my life thatís keeping me from
>writing, or from this board, itís my choices.
>
>And now that Iíve acknowledged my problem, I have a
>choice whether or not to do anything about it. My
>life hasnít changed since my post in freaking
>September, and Iím smart enough to realize it wonít
>change all by itself. Thinking back, writing made me
>happy. Writing was fun. Posting was a blast.
>Editing after receiving comments, wellÖyeah, there was
>a certain joy seeing my work get better. It was
>challenging. There was no better place to come with
>my morning cup of coffee than to the Lit Forum to see
>what was new.
>
>I still have my caffeine addiction, so Iím making a
>choice to get my writing obsession back to go with it.
> That is a more proactive approach than waiting and
>wishing for things that could be. And hey, if I get
>up at 3am to do it, all the better. Thatíll give me
>two and a half hours before my alarm goes off to
>practice my craft.
>
>So, hereís what Iím planning to do to get started.
>
>1. Post a check in post every Saturday Ė this is where
>we are accountable, checking in with our progress
>during the week, and a place to share some of our work
>if we are so inclined without expectation of a crit.
>Itís just a look what I did! kind of post. Or a place
>to share accomplishments and our challenges.
>2. Post a new homework assignment every second Sunday!
> Gads I miss this one.
>3. Post something, anything, to get this board
>scrolling again. I could use some help on this one.
>You see what Iím saying?
>4. Change the wallpaper more often.
>5. And I promise, promise, promise, that this is the
>last post like this thatíll come from me.
>
>Hugs
>
>Esther

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[> [> [> Hugs back! I'm not alone in my early mornings! I'd love to see more of your writing, so what can I do to persuade you to post??? -- Myxtress, 16:38:06 04/02/14 Wed

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[> [> [> [> I wish all it took was persuation! I meet myself coming and going these days! I want to try though. Lord, I want to try! -- JustGina, 20:34:11 04/02/14 Wed

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[> [> [> [> [> Are you living my life? Because I can so understand! I'm trying to make it a part of my routine, but geez, it's hard to squeeze out an hour. But we'll get there! -- Myxtress, 10:31:37 04/03/14 Thu

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