🍫 homemade mochas
🦈 shark kigurumi
🖤 fuzzy blankets
🐍 finally having Ninth House in my hands
👶🏻 baby smiles
❓What’s something on your list of #everydaymagic right now?
This is my current #writingnotebook . I use it to take notes when I watch online #writing courses, write down #WIP timelines, write random scenes (that will go unused) from a character’s perspective to feel out their motivations, etc. Basically anything writing-related that I’d prefer to #handwrite goes in here (except for new story ideas, which are in a different #notebook ).
Friends, I have to admit things have been tough lately. It’s not so much one thing as... everything combined. I’m trying to hard to get this WIP revised (based on my amazing beta readers’ feedback! 🖤) so I can query later this month or early next month.
And that’s exciting! But I’m also tired, stressed, neglecting everything else, and really nervous about querying. Some nights I struggle with hours of insomnia before falling asleep. Other nights I sleep just fine, but wake up in the morning from vivid nightmares.
I’ve barely seen any of my friends for months, my house is a huge mess, we’re still figuring out if we want to move, I’m always behind on everyone’s posts + story ing things + returning comments etc., and most of the books I read now are for my writing in some way. I enjoy them, but I miss reading anything and everything I wanted to read.
And Beebo is a silly but strong-willed little sweetheart who is constantly growing in joyful and difficult ways that make me want to simultaneously hug her tight and cry because I love her so much... and lay flat on the floor wondering if things will ever get easier.
So I’m going to stock up on #everydaymagic right now in the form of a mocha + the shark kigu I’m wearing, continue revising while I wait for Beebo to wake up, and hope that someday, somehow, I’ll sleep peacefully again.
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