Can you believe we’re now half way through November? I don’t know about you, but I really am done–like seriously d. o. n. e.–with 2020 and all it’s shenanigans.
The last few weeks have been a bit of a shambles for me when it comes to writing. It’s funny because I’m usually ahead of the game but for some reason I’ve fallen a bit behind and having to work later than usual. Sigh….
Perhaps its Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
Are you familiar with it? You can learn more by clicking here.
I believe SAD or the lack of natural light definitely plays a role in how I feel emotionally during the long winter months. How could it not?
It usually strikes me around Remembrance Day (aka: Veteran’s Day). Every year, except this one, I’ve attended some form of service in memory of those lost to the many wars. This year was different because of covid but it still got me as we watched the ceremonies on T.V.
Chokes me up every time.
Then right around this time of year, it’s dark by five o’clock and the weather starts to cool and even get nasty. Sigh…. This is hard and I know it’s not just for me. I don’t have that true pep in my step and the same drive and desire to get things done.
I don’t necessarily feel overly depressed or down. For me it’s more about energy that the longer days seem to provide. When it’s dark so early I want to hunker down and relax so it for sure takes me away from work earlier. To me it seems only natural to curl up in a nice warm blankie and read a book or watch a movie.
BUT…. Work still needs to get done so I keep going anyway. I feel better that way.
So, for today I just wanted to remind you about helping out a blogger by clicking on the links below the signature and sharing their blog to your own social media.
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And, you’ve probably noticed lately that there’s a pop-up on my site asking you to sign up for my newsletter. How fun is that, right?
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The newsletter will be infrequent and noninvasive. Believe me, I don’t like junk mail anymore than the next person. The idea of a Newsletter is to inform you about activities in my writing world–speaking engagements, dates, places, that sort of thing.
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Hmmmm….what else is happening in my little world.
I guess the last meandering on my twisted writer brain would be to share some new book releases of some close friends.
It’s always good to support an author.
So here are a few…
and another friend Stephanie Galay, just self published her very first book Evergreen. Check it out here.
One important thing to remember after reading a book is to provide a review. It’s great if you can go back to the source and review it there. Giving a review on Amazon is a great perk for the writer.
Stay sane everyone. I know this is a really tough time and we need to be patient. Read a book, complete a review, and of course support a blogger with your sharing.
You’re all the bestest.