When I first started editing, I had no idea where to start, how to sort through the gibberish I had written, or even how to function anymore with the weight of six books crushing my will to get out of bed. Then I stepped back and gave myself a bit of breathing room. I decided to forget about the other five books waiting for me in the dark alleyways of life and focus only on the one in front of me. I finally found my groove after not forcing myself to edit. Once I told myself not to edit, I wanted to edit. Funny how that works, huh? Kind of like that ol' "Don't smile." gag.
I absolutely love playing the piano. I'm still amazed at how difficult it can be to learn a song -- and it feels like I'll never finish it -- but then I do finish, and I can play it with my eyes closed. It feels so good to play a song all the way through, especially when I have struggled with it. I still have a list a mile long, but I'm slowly working through it.
There was a week in this past month where I was starting to feel like everything had no point, and I wanted to curl up into a potato and never speak to another person again (that was the very same week that I was muddling through my editing issue). I was questioning what point my blog had, and in the end, why was I taking time to write it if it's not really helping me reach my goals in life? Then I realized that it was helping me. It has made me a better writer. Looking back at my first posts (the worst thing you will ever read) to now, I can see the night and day difference. It has helped me grow in a different area of writing that I hadn't ever explored before, and in turn, that has helped my novel writing, plus, blogs are just fun, even if no one is reading them. ;)
TV Show -
I felt like I should give a Leverage update. It's still fantastic, and I am now nearing the end of the fourth season. Bethany has passed me even though I started watching it before she did, so I'm trying to catch up. Parker is still my favorite. I just love how odd she is, yet she can be surprisingly human and kind, not to mention if I ever did become a thief, I would want to do what she does.
I'm still drowning in a pile of books that I'm trying to read.
So yeah! That's my Life Update. Oh, and I practically haven't taken off my Christmas sweater for the entire month. Christmas is fantastic.