Apr. 27th, 2015

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I've been writing more lately. Since the start of the year, I've been managing to find time to write about two or three days most weeks. This isn't nearly as much as I would like, but I keep reminding myself that it's much better than nothing, which is what I was averaging before. Two or three hours a week has put me at a quite respectable point of having a novella outlined and being about 4,000 words into a story (it is steampunk, which I haven't done much, and a re-telling of a fairy tale because nearly everything I write is a re-telling of a fairy tale).

I think that this week I probably won't get any writing done, though, because Life has got in the way. Last week I found out that I have a job test scheduled with a local government agency. I find this stressful and icky, and it's made worse because it is 100% of how they are ranking job applicants (this is super lousy and stupid and I don't know why, and makes it more stressful). Today I found out that another government agency has a likely job opening, but I have to apply before Friday, which requires a typing certificate. It is annoyingly difficult to find a place that will issue a typing certificate, but I managed and so I'm taking care of that tomorrow. And then a staffing agency called and wants to interview me this week, so there goes my Wednesday.

Not to mention that my hand pain is flaring up.

Right now I'm feeling frustrated and stressed, and I didn't manage to get any writing done today. But I'm trying to be kind to myself, and remember that while I didn't get any writing done, I did send out a story to brave the world, I worked on a job application, and I found a place to get a typing certificate.

Some weeks the writing just doesn't happen, and I'm working on being kind to myself and realizing that it's ok, especially if it's due to stress and job interviews.  

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