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Attitude Adjustment

Thank you ever so much to those who responded to my last post.  Each and everyone of you gave such good advice that will help me through the writing doldrums.

In fact, mulling over what everyone said, I came to realize that I what I really need is an attitude adjustment...

Right here, right now, there is a disconnect, a strident dissonance, in what I'm saying I want and what I'm doing to get it. mindseas compared story love to getting struck by lightning, and I told her that while I too want that lightning, instead of getting out and chasing the storm, I'm hunkered down in a house bristling with lightning rods. I should've added that I'm standing on tires, too.

This is not confined to my writing. It is me, all of me.  I feel pretty useless these days, adrift and without purpose, unable to contribute. I guess a bit of that seeped through because, in chat, frigg told me my post was depressing.

So, yeah, time to adjust that ol' attitude and get to the heart of a few matters...

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frigg
Sep. 19th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's me as well. We can muddle and waddle together.
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Sickpeas to the end.
asakiyume
Sep. 20th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
You'll see your way through.

You *are* a creative person. It radiates from you. It's not just what you make (though of course it's in the things you make)--it's how you live, how you interact with people, how you think.

Life, as you live it--that's the biggest creation. Don't you worry too much.

((hugs))
mnfaure
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your unfailing positivity! I love having so many rays of sunshine in my life. ((hugs back))
mindseas
Sep. 20th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
Don't feel useless! Even if you aren't writing at the moment you are contributing to the world by being Soëlie's mother.
sunflower_sky
Sep. 20th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
^What she said.

Not only are you contributing to the world, you're enriching yourself as a person. I know it may not feel that way when you're sitting on the floor in a pile of toys making ridiculous noises and flapping your arms, but you know it's true overall. :)

I know that when I do get back to writing, I will be a far better writer for the experiences I have had as a mother.

~D
mnfaure
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
And yes to what you said. :D

My life is rich and getting richer all the time. How can I be anything but improved by that fact? :)
mnfaure
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
That is a great reminder and encouragement. Thank you.
me_1956
Sep. 22nd, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Quela, You have always wanted to run through life and experience everything at once. Slow down a little. Continue to set goals but make them attainable and flexible. If your goal is to finish a story by a certain date, be excited to finish 3 chapters by that date and set the next goal. You have accomplished more htan any other woman I know and I am so proud of you.
Love and hugs to all
mnfaure
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, Robin, you know me too well. Yes, I need to be content with taking smaller bites and doing and expecting less...
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