Last week, on my list of goals, I had:
1. Publish new Website and Goal Log
2. Prepare manuscript for the Immersion Master Class with Margie Lawson
3. Discuss food plan with doctor for the trip.
I did publish my website, prepare my manuscript and wrote my food plan before I left for Margie Lawson’s Immersion Master Class. I crammed my suitcase with enough clothes to last me 12 days and stuffed my 2-in binder, my laptop, iPad and iPhone in my backpack. My suitcase weighted 49.5 pounds, a hair under the limit. My backpack was heavy enough to redress a scoliosis.
But the heaviest item I carried on the plane was the worry of being plagued by brain fog.
It’s a privilege to work in close quarters with Margie Lawson and her sharp editor daughter, Tiffany Lawson Inman. I didn’t want to waste their time and mine because my brain couldn’t keep up.
IMMERSION MASTER CLASS
Class with Margie starts at 8 in the morning and goes to 9 at night, sometimes later. We study turning points, visceral responses, we rewrite blah passages to NYT levels. Tiffany makes us review our action scene choreography and she edits complete chapters. Class participants exchange pages and share new ideas.
It’s thrilling. It’s super creative. It’s brain consuming.
I was plagued by such a thick brain fog since November, I was afraid I’d need to pack fog lights.Read More
This morning, on my Winner List, I wrote: Launch Website with first post.
It’s with trepidation and excitement that I go “live” on with my new Website. The road to crossing this goal off my list started in January.
My birthday is in January and for me it’s always a time to reflect on where I am, where I want to be, and where I’m going. This year, I wasn’t in a good place, wasn’t going nowhere, and I could glimpse depression pressing its nose on my office window, apparently taking measure of the place it could occupy.
Why So Blue?
I didn’t feel accomplished in many areas of my life. My editing wasn’t getting done fast enough, I had no energy, the new RWA chapter I’d been working on launching was taking forever, and big blah, my weight was going up again.
I was discouraged. Especially about my weight. And my manuscript. And, ok, everything else.
I had to make choices; no way could I jump start everything at once. I considered what was most important to me, what I should invest the little energy I had left for the biggest return on my investment.Read More