The most stressful part of my week is behind me now. The event that was causing me so much tension ended up being considerably less trying than expected – which turned out to be both good and bad.
Now I’m attempting to plan the rest of my week, figuring out what I most want to get done. I have book editing to do, naturally, but I’m having a bit of trouble focusing. So I’m considering doing a bit more work on sprucing up the website, and getting to work on getting my photos transferred here.
I plan to take a little time to meditate today, as well. It’s very relaxing and usually relieves all the stress I might be feeling. And though that stressful event is behind me, there is still some residual tension left over. I can feel it in my shoulders and my back, mainly, but also in the cloudiness of my mind right now. It’s an uncomfortable feeling which I don’t like. I feel as though I can’t concentrate, or can’t even really think. I feel exhausted, as though I want to just sleep. But I know that if I tried to sleep, I wouldn’t be able to. It’s a strange feeling. Luckily, meditation usually sweeps that all away and leaves me feeling clearheaded and functioning again.
The idea for another book has been rolling around in my brain for a couple of weeks now, and things are really starting to gel. I’m getting a real feel for the characters, and an idea for the location has come to me. I’m going to wait a bit longer, let things continue to come together, before I do any writing. I’m really excited about this particular idea, almost as excited as I was when I began writing The Secrets He Kept. This excites me, too, because The Secrets He Kept is my favorite among the stories I’ve written so far.
I think I’ve procrastinated long enough. Time to get my kids started on their schoolwork, and get myself started on my own work.