#lifefail and work as therapy
Funny how fast things can change.
Some swift changes in my financial and personal life this week have sent me into a bit of a tailspin of self-doubt. Compounding this is the fact that I don’t have any fiction on the market at the moment–I’m not counting that one for McSweeney’s, I think I should consider that one lost at this point. That’s just a little too much failure in too many areas at once for me. Taken as an aggregate it makes me want to bench myself for a while. It is very tempting to just hide and despair. Years ago that’s exactly what I would have done.
That’s not how we’re doing things today. I am combating this by staying connected, being of service, and when I can, on getting this new short story done. I put an hour into it last night, and I think it’s working well so far.
The answer always seems to be the same: take care of the basics (food, exercise, sleep, environment), focus on the work, and wait it out. Because life will inevitably change just that fast again.
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And maybe the occasional word of encouragement from the internet? Story coming out soon, other cool creative projects going on, great kids.
Warm thoughts or positive energy. Or both. Your preference.
I’m so glad you’re staying connected. I can relate to the impulse to curl into the fetal position and hide under the covers. Keep fighting, keep connecting, and wait it out a bit longer, my friend.
Thanks guys! Lance, you’re so right, there is so much positive to focus on! Really I’ve got no right to whine.
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