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Time fell between the cracks. Some of it seeped into rewriting and sending out old stories. Some of it went into a new, kickass story that's going to rock the publishing world. Some turned into feedback on another writer's novel. Some of it drenched the concrete beneath the house in pure entropy. There is no reactor leak, no meltdown, just perforated pipes that leak time, one drip of time at a time.

Meanwhile, I wait for good news. It isn't absent, it hasn't turned into bad news, it just hasn't arrived yet.

Such is life right now. Limbo. I am between major projects, unless you count my copywriting business. I want to throw myself at something huge--revising the next novel, drafting a third, or lining up the six ideas I have for short stories. I don't, because I know there'll be revisions to make on the first novel shortly. Because I still have short stories to revise and send out. Because work may fall into my lap from the sky and make me beg for more time.

I am the one who will break the limbo and plumb the pipes. Time will tell me how. I'll find the way in the pools on the floor, in the flow that carves the stone from under my feet. I'll do it, sooner or later.

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bogwitch64
May. 6th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, darling--take this bull by the horns and wrestle it to the ground!
Time will tell me how. I'll find the way in the pools on the floor, in the flow that carves the stone from under my feet. I'll do it, sooner or later.

See all that?? Passive! As Yoda says, do, or do not. DO. Pick something, and do it, don't wait for it to pick you.
jakobdrud
May. 7th, 2013 07:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! Taught the bogwitch much, Master Yoda has :-)

I come from a family where we don't ride the day we saddle the horse, so to speak. Making decisions and executing them is a known challenge to me, but still one I overlook.

A good night's sleep has given me a little perspective as well. I think the main problem isn't that I don't pick the right projects. It's that I don't give myself recognition for the ones I actually go through with. That I WILL change. :-)
glynisj
May. 7th, 2013 11:29 am (UTC)
I was where I are just days ago. Now I wish I was back there for a little longer. Enjoy these moments. They don't last long.
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