IWSG JUNE 2016 Darn Darkside Vagrant
IWSG JUNE 2016
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Happy IWSG June 2016!
I’m late getting my post up. Yesterday was a bad day or rather it ended badly leaving me feeling discouraged, boxed in and alone. No matter how much I tried, I just could not make myself write, mainly, because all my thoughts were negative and in the doldrums. So to self I say—
Focus on the light, actionable steps that you can manage and mow down the dark to the edges of your mind and let the light take up residence. I am kicking that vagrant Darkside to the curb. He has squatted on my property far too long, and I have let him. This house is mine.
I still don’t really know what to write. I am a bit like a deflating air balloon with a pin hole. You can’t tell where the air is getting out but you know that it is somehow. The more I blow the more effort it requires but the balloon keeps slowly deflating despite my push to restore it.
My fear I guess when I feel like this is that I am caught in a repeating loop and will never get off the ground doomed to repeat the same day, choices, behaviors, reactions, consequence without figuring out the switch that will change it, over and over and over… I just can’t figure it out no matter how hard I try.
Okay, enough of that. I am going to go work on my story for StoryTime Blog Hop July 27, 2016. It will be our third one in 2016 and 4th since the blog hop was founded. Anyone interested in joining us drop me an email, Junetasblog@gmail.com. We have not put out an open call this time but we welcome any interest, so consider yourself invited.
It is general speculative fiction and I can send you the details if you would like to join us. We want you, so drop me a line. It is almost 2 months away on the 27th of July, so you have plenty of time to write a short story of 500 to 1000 word limit.
NEXT HOP JULY 27, 2016
Storytime Blog Hop
Founded 2015 by students of writer and teacher Holly Lisle.
How To Think Sideways: Career Survival School for Writer’s.
(The hop schedule follows this pattern: The 4th Wednesday of the month, January, April, July, and October. Story links due by the 20th of that month.)