Day 189 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Check  in

The only thing I’ve been consistent with lately has been my newsletter and that’s because I know people are signed up to it.

As for finishing the third book in my Nzingha trilogy, I’m still working on that one. It could just be that honestly it’s a third of the way in and that’s always a sticking point when it comes to me. It could just be that it’s not a priority, that I haven’t put it on the schedule.

I stopped scheduling my writing time and my exercise time and been lax when it comes to meal prep and it’s all showing up in negative ways.

This isn’t a happy-happy post. It’s just been hard for me to get going lately for anything. The thing is that I know it will pass and while it passes I would have wasted valuable time.

Alas, all my plans for July. Well. I’ll just need to start over from today.

Good thing is that I signed up for a play writing class. It’s my first in-person class in like forever. It’s something that I don’t want to do. I don’t have a good track record when it comes to writing classes and it requires a lot of time and effort to get there because it’s in Atlanta which means either MARTA or driving. Either way comes with challenges which I knew about before I signed up for the class.

I’m always happy after I’ve gone, though. And, unlike other times in my life, I know how to leave a place and have no problem not going back. I’ve never found the benefit in staying in a place where the vibes are off. Staying hadn’t paid off, but has sent my emotional state in a downturn.

I used to write – ain’t no way – stories. These were stories that I didn’t think anyone would like, stories that didn’t fit clearly anywhere. I would write them and there would be a hitch in my heart.

In every instance, the thing that worried me were things no one else paid attention to.

And now that I’m at the end of the post that I didn’t want to write, I’ve rediscovered something else – Movement>Thoughts. By putting myself in the chair and starting to write, something happened. My thoughts eventually linked in with my feelings and I made a bit of progress.

Keep moving forward. Keep getting better.

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About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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