What did I do during my 4 days off, in between naps? Comedy therapy via Trailer Park Boys. I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve sat through a little over 3 seasons since last Friday. But, hey, laughter is the best medicine, right.
No surprise, Trailer Park Boys showed up as a recommended watch on Netflix streaming, and I’d already enjoyed a few episodes on cable. So last Friday evening, when I found myself too tired and drained to do anything, I pulled up the first couple seasons and watched and laughed and watched and laughed. During this bout of anemia I could have literally laughed myself into the grave. Okay, that’s not so funny.
Other thing I’ve been doing is some creative writing exercises in Write from the Heart: Inspiration & Exercises for Women Who Want to Write. These exercises have taken the place of my regular daily new writing, but what’s surprised me is that some of the stuff I’m writing could actually make some great short stories.
Off topic, found this bit from the book inspiring.
What matters is your ability to open up to the breathtaking and spectacular adventure that happens to be your life. Your job is to experience it, see it, feel it, live it, and write it down.
– in Write from the Heart by Leslea Newman,
Back to NaNoEdMo, I’ve not reached the point where editing flows easier, but does it ever, I wonder, like new writing does? Instead, I’m afraid I’m headed into the “I hate this story. Will this ever end.” doldrums. Will make the next 20 days a bit painful if it does.