Tuesday, April 1, 2014

IWSG to the Rescue

I've been absent quite a bit lately. The first two months of the year are usually hard for me as I find my way into the productive streak of before Christmas break. This year has been particularly hard, you can tell because it is April and I haven't found my grove. Last week I thought I had it back, I wrote one third of a new story, completely plotted two more, and put in shape the outline for the novel I'm currently working in. Good, right? Then disaster stroke. I was informed that there is a very high probability that the place I call home now, won't be so for long. We'll probably need to relocate to another country as soon as this August.

Now, this might seem like not so tragic, certainly not writing-related. The thing is that we've moved quite a bit in the past nine years and I'm tired. When we came back to Ct and bought a house, I settled. I let my heart set roots. I pictured my kids running and playing around our beautiful pond until they were too old to be interested in mud pies. I made friends and felt part of the community. Now all that's about to change. Wherever we go, we have to start over, and we ain't coming back. That breaks my heart and has made it very difficult for me to concentrate in my writing.

There are so many things to take care off, so many goodbyes to say. I'm in a constant state of shock and sadness. I also know I have to snap out of it, my writing awaits and I can't keep making excuses to not go back to my projects.

I'll get past this. We'll get past this. And in the meantime, maybe killing off some character can prove therapeutic. Right?

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11 comments:

Yolanda Renee said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles, change is so hard when it's not planned! Wishing you all the best, and yes, when you get back to writing, taking that frustration out on a character is a great way to deal with all issues!

I do hope the universe opens it's protective arms and grants all your wishes!

Julie Luek said...

Oh I'm sorry. Moving is disruptive and stressful, especially when it's not your choice.

Carrie-Anne Foster said...

Ouch! Definitely a rough situation. I am sorry that you are going through this. Hang in there, though. Just keep telling yourself, 'everything will be okay'.

(I do like the idea of killing off some characters...very therapeutic)

Carrie~Anne at That Dizzy Chick

Chris Fries said...

Wow -- that's too bad, Gina. But I hope that when the dust settles, you and your family will find yourselves in a wonderful, peaceful, and nurturing place.

...and remember that the Internet goes (almost) everywhere, so your home here will still be here.

Best thoughts and warmest wishes!

Georgina Morales said...

Thank you all for your warm wishes and kind words. I'm truly thankful that I get to keep all of you guys. :)

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm sorry you're having a tough time right now. It is painful to pull up roots and move somewhere else. Last time we moved, I found out on my birthday that we had 30 days to find a new place to live and get out. We had no choice in the matter. This is obviously not as drastic as having to move to another country, but I can somewhat understand the shock you're feeling.

I also think that killing off some characters can be therapeutic. I've written separate scenes like this to let out my frustration. I didn't end up using them in my stories, but the act of writing them helped me feel better.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope the move will be your last for a while. Moving is never easy.

Colleen Chen said...

Maybe not tragic, because you do look to the positive side of things--but certainly disruptive and in many ways heartbreaking to leave home and roots. I just moved back to the US in the last year, from Brazil, but I very much wanted to leave there so it's different. Many wishes for a smooth transition with lots of miracles and synchronicity.

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks to all of you. This week I feel a lot more optimist about the whole thing. I guess time does heal everything! :)

jamieayres.com said...

So sorry you have to move . . . I can relate since we're going through foreclosure :-( It's especially hard to hold onto faith during transition but in my experience, usually the best things come out of the toughest experiences.

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks for the encoragement. I can totally relate to the harsh reality of going through foreclosure, my heart goes to you and your family. I do believe that as hard as the circumstances seem today, something good will come out of it. Better things are awaiting us Jamie! Best of luck to you!!