I’ve been struggling of late with a few things. If you’re concerned, no I’m not losing the plot but things have been building up in my head and I’ve let them get the better of me.
My writing has been suffering and work is well and truly getting me down, both physically and mentally. Please note: my family life is solid and is probably the one thing that is keeping me sane at times.
To be honest, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day for me. I know that a lot of this is down to myself and the fact that my time management is shite, but even if it was top notch I still wouldn’t have time to do the things I need and want to do. I have so many WIP’s that need finishing, my novel is stalling and I’ve missed so many deadlines for sub’s and contests. I feel like pulling my hair out…..until just a short while ago!
I published a story last night by Len Kuntz called Cousins. Now, before you accuse me of some kind of backhanded way of getting you to check out TFFO, it has nothing to do with the story. You can check it out here though.
It’s actually one of the comments that has made me feel a whole lot better. Simple words that said so much.
Here is the comment, left by a great writer and online friend, Mike Wilkerson…”Len, you’re my kind of writer. Nothing wasted. No overly fancy and un-needed descriptions. You cut straight through the BS and delivered the goods.”
It’s not all the comment but that last sentence. “You cut straight through the BS and delivered the goods.”
I know that Mike’s wife is a therapist, but if words were medicine, these would be worth a fortune.