The Writer’s Wheel 10/18/2020
Update: We haven’t been able to get any plumbers in our county to bid on the job. Not sure if the adjuster will even approve anything as damages. With winter coming, it’s becoming a bit of a problem. Going to speak with insurance company again tomorrow. May have to consider moving. This place has become a money pit starting two months after we moved here going on sixteen years ago.
I’ve had to juggle this all with health issues. Doctors still not sure what’s causing my pain and bloating. It doesn’t help that I’ve missed several meds of late with everything going on. Good thing today is that I got to pick off the walls of our eye doctor’s shelves. When you’ve been poor as long as I have, the little things in life tickle you. I checked out Cover Girls and Candies.
Tricks to Keep Focused
- Distracting Yourself with Blog Posts, Writing, and Reading helps immensely. It gives you purpose and bring a sense of accomplishment. It also makes you feel you have control of something. Even that small bit can help.
- Making progress puts you in a good mood. You are going somewhere, and it will pay up someday. Yeah, you might have years to hit your mark still, but keeping going forward will make you smile and dream a bit.
- Reading sharpens those tools in the box. It will help you with structure. You will learn how to handle narrative. Characters will start to zing on that screen before you. Your plot will be more cohesive. Don’t be fooled. While you are reading, you’re learning. That’s how it works. Examining things further will also add an edge.
- Eliminates Time to Worry. Perhaps this is the best result. It keeps you busy and moving onto the next thing. Laying about depressed doesn’t help. You need to get up and try something, anything to keep your spirits up. Yeah, you may lose your home but maybe that’s the way it was supposed to bring you to a better set-up.