Today has been a day.
Strictly speaking, it has been neither good nor bad. But, we may have found me a home (Caveat – don’t get hopes up); and a dear family friend has finally died, peacefully, and surrounded by family after a truly long battle with cancer.
I even got some work done on a novel I have been neglecting – but, had this run down as not being actually productive, because peoples feelings are all over the place.
I understand; to a point. I understand feeling all over the place, that’s okay. But taking it out on other people is not. Even if you do find my vocation to be a waste of time, and consider it to be a hobby.
Words have power.
This is why I’m a writer.
So to writers out there: don’t conform to what other people think you should be. You are working, if you are writing, planning, researching. What you are doing has value! Even if you never publish. It has value. So what if I’m not the next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King? I don’t write to make money, I write for me, and for the people who do read my work.
And if you are having a bad day, it does get better. I promise. Blast some music and drift for a while, make a pot of good tea/coffee, dig up your favourite comfort food, read a book that takes you out of your head, pick up a hand craft, have a hot bath/shower, go for a walk/run/hit the gym.
Do something for you!