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On a Down Swing

I got an email yesterday that has me really down. It was basically a "No." when I really wanted a "Yes." Such is the life of my chosen profession. However, this one hit me hard. Everything is harder right now. I'm not depressed, really. I'm just sad. I won't say apathetic or that I have writer's block. I know what I need to write next but all I want to do is go stare at the ocean for a while.

Fortunately for me, Jeff has planned another small get away for our wedding anniversary that includes a really nice view of the ocean. Though, I hope I'm out of my funk in two weeks. I've got a contract to finish.

I'm not really sure what to do about this down swing. Maybe let it run its course for the rest of the week and do everything I need to do around the business of writing until I have nothing left to do but write. Maybe.

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mabfan
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Stare at the ocean, then write something.
julzerator
Apr. 19th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
This. The ocean always helps me. I highly recommend it.
britgeekgrrl
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Taking some time off to lick your wounds/recover (whichever you prefer to call it) is totally understandable. Remember, you've not failed as a person! (I'm sure you know that already, but sometimes it's nice to hear it from somewhere outside one's own skull...)

Edited at 2012-04-18 05:49 pm (UTC)
xjenavivex
Apr. 18th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
I am sorry about the downer news. I know it won't keep you feeling blue for long. I also know that nothing will keep you from writing when you need to or when the pump is primed. Maybe you do need a breather, but I am betting it will be brief. Have a wonderful trip.
highway_west
Apr. 18th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
I have faith you'll get another yes from somewhere else!!! Fingers crossed for you.
wastededucation
Apr. 19th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
I fart in their general direction!
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