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Mental Health,  Writing

A Blank Page

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.”

Douglas Pagels

I’ve been away from writing here for a while. A part of it was the fact that I’ve been dealing with three people (myself included) who have had the worst cold I’ve seen in a while. That, thankfully, is almost done its course and things are finally getting back on track.

If you follow my parenting adventures over at Shiny Mommy, you’ll know that my daughter was just diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.

The other reason why I’ve not been around is that I’ve been laying the groundwork for a Patreon. And debating trying my hand at NaNoWriMo again. Which, yeah, I’ve decided to try that. If I “win” I “win”. If I don’t at least I’ve got the groundwork for the book laid out for when I am able to finish it.

As part of the changes that are going on right now, I’m trying to treat every day like a blank page, ready for me to fill it with new adventures and moments. I’m trying to shed the scales of the things that have been put on me in the past, and trying to move forward into a better life. That’s why instead of writing one of my rock fiction books as part of NaNo, I’m stepping out of my oh so comfy comfort zone and trying my hand at speculative fiction. It’s been something that has been at the back of my mind for years, and while I know I’m going to have to update it for the current technological situation, it really is something that I’ve wanted to write for a while, but didn’t feel that I could, or should.