Happy Thanksgiving

I spent a good portion of yesterday cooking, interspersed with a fair amount of running to the grocery store because I forgot something. Good news though, there was also a fair amount of eating. Aside from that, it’s been a really slow week for me.
Kid 2 was in the local Fall Fair parade with school. He spent a few evenings this week working on the float and then got to ride the float during the parade. There are a lot of things I don’t like about his high school, but I do like that they have houses (yes, like Harry Potter).
His house won the float building competition. There was a polar bear and ice fishing. They had a little hand drill that when you turned made plastic fish swim around. I don’t know if there is any sort of end of year points type thing at the school, but the kids seem to enjoy the houses. I think it helps the grade 9 kids meet and interact with older kids.

I’m having one of those days where I’m unimpressed with my writing. I have sent out a piece of flash fiction a few times and I’ve gotten the rejections back pretty quickly. I was going to send it out to a few more places today, but I’m thinking it might just not be that good. It’s time to buckle down and send it out anyway. I think this is the hardest thing about writing (probably any art).
I vow to send it out to one place today and then get down to work on my short story. That story is coming along. I’m getting to the hard part though, the part I know I’m scared to write. It’s so easy to just procrastinate writing so I don’t have to try. I know that when I just write, it usually comes out okay. Maybe that’s my theme this week. I should stop worrying and do what I need to do.

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