Hello, dear readers. Thank you so much for stopping by. I know it’s late, and I’ll admit, that is my fault. I nearly forgot about our coffee date. Not because you aren’t important, just have so much going on, and time got away from me, and I’m not feeling very good, and all I am giving you are excuses. I’ll just say that I am sorry and I am happy you are here now.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my first week of NaNoWriMo was a hard and disappointing one. I started Monday off feeling happy and ready to be productive, but I had forgotten my bosses warning that this week was going to be a busy one. When I got to work and saw the schedule, my heart dropped. I wouldn’t be doing very much writing at all.
I had some time, about half of what I normally have, but I write slowly. I have only a very dim idea of what my book is about and even less of an idea of how to write it. I am learning a lot, sure, but I am in desperate need of time to work more of it out. Like, I know I’m just supposed to be vomiting words on the screen, saying anything and every thing that pops into my head and advances my plot. I am trying, but the words don’t come easily and the plot wanders, doubles back, and jumps to places I am not always sure I can follow.
I am struggling, but I am not giving up! I can do this….maybe.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on top of the busy work schedule and the writing difficulty, I am sick. Early in the week I started feeling stuffy, and I was sneezing a lot, but I chocked it up to unseasonably warm weather and weird allergies. Then the sinus pain and the fatigue hit hard and stuck around for nearly the entire week. I started coughing on Friday, and now I can’t tell weather I am getting better or worse. I do know that I am tired of this cold medicine fog and the stomach issues I’m getting from my over usage of cough drops.
I want to be able to breathe normally again!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am both excited and terrified for Tuesday’s end to this shit show—excuse my language—of an election. The recent focus on Clinton’s emails has infuriated me, as well as the media’s insistence on interviewing Trump campaign manager Kellyann Conway, a woman who is incapable of answering a direct question and feeds the American people nothing but misinformation.
This election is really affecting my mental state and mood in a very negative way, and I am sure I’m not alone in feeling that way. I hope Clinton wins, but either way, this country will find some relief and, hopefully, begin to heal.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the highlight of my week was seeing the amazing film Moonlight. I’ve seen a lot of films that sought to bring the gay experience to the masses, but very few have tackled the black gay experience. As a lesbian woman of color, who comes from a family with histories of addiction and abuse, I related a lot to this film.
Moonlight made a gay film that didn’t glamorize or over sexualize the experience of growing up queer. It showed the courage it takes just to exist, both in the closest and out, and that our love is beautiful too.
Please, see it if you can. You won’t regret it.
If we were having coffee, I would tell that I, regrettably, have to get going. I am so glad we got to chat, even if it was only for a short time. My cough is getting bad again, so it’s time to take more medicine, which means very soon I’ll be feeling very sleepy.
I hope you had a good week. If you have a minute drop by the comments and let me know how you are doing, what you’ve been up too, and how you are surviving this election. I love hearing from you, even if I’m not always so good at replying.
P.S. I’m still very sorry about that :(
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