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Gathering Momentum

When something negative has been a constant in my life, it takes a toll. I haven't had the mental bandwidth to do much lately. But changes are slowly happening and I'm gathering momentum. The frustrations of 2021 are gradually easing up. I feel immensely relieved and my mind is freer to focus on everything else in my life including my writing. I even have a date planned ;)

I spent much of the weekend cleaning, reading, and working on my 2022 Q1 goals list. The weather was bad, so why not? 

I won't be declaring it my year. I don't want to scare it.

Despite all the good that is happening, I'm sad. The world lost a writer today who influenced me to write in a genre that is often make dominated. Her stories impacted me greatly. I think it quite likely that The Tale of the Body Thief helped me imagine how others may feel in a situation. It has definitely been a helpful imprint for character creation as one of mine learns about themselves. Her Mayfair Witches are a favourite series and I've long wished for a screen adaptation. I even thought about writing one, but as I researched, I learned that a screenplay exists for it. 

When I was in secondary school, young adult books didn't exist. I read adult books and some of them were hers.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Rice. May your energy be reunited with your husband's and daughter's.


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