While I have told you that I was offered a spot in another charity anthology I haven’t done much with it. I know the story I’m going to work on, which is exciting as it will be an accompanying piece for the Treaty of Dragons series. Still, I haven’t made any progress. Especially since I know what book three in the Treaty of Dragons series is and I’m super excited to write that.
I haven’t allowed myself to start work on book three because I really need to get this short story written first so I can give it to my editor. So, I’ve spent time not getting anything done because I know I need to write the short story first, but I’m more excited to start work on book three. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m not pumped about the short story, it just means my brain has an order of operations and book three should have been finished a month ago.
So far, my brain and I have been in gridlock over this and it means that I haven’t been productive at all. I’ve spent a lot of time simply existing. Nothing felt exciting anymore and I just didn’t want to do anything. It’s been a while where I’ve been sleeping most of the time and when I am awake, it hasn’t been productive at all.
All of this, I believe contributed to the massive anxiety attack I had yesterday morning. It was another one of those that took me out for the entire day. Once it was finished I still had the weakness and generally just being there feeling left, which wasn’t all too uncommon for me to be honest.
It wasn’t until I was talking with my dear friend, Ellie and the hubby man that things made perfect sense. I wasn’t able to work because my brain wasn’t having it. It wants to work on book three and I’m trying to force it to work on something else. That applied pressure has kept me from doing anything.
So, I’m going to work on plotting out book three which should give me enough give with my brain that I can whip up the short story for the anthology as well. Sometimes it is a balancing act and my brain acts, as Ellie so eloquently put it, like a toddler with a tantrum.
I also have book two that is ready for the editor as well. There is much work to be done and some amazing stories to tell. The short story will be an introduction into Renna’s parents but show you more of how Lyeecia and Thadius know one another.
Now, it’s time to settle down and get to work. Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.