I’ve been slightly scatterbrained lately. Like crazy-happy one minute and teary-eyed the next.
And this is not because Dancing With The Stars is over.
Well, maybe it is a little bit. Oh my God, I didn’t want this season to end.
On the writing front, with all my recent amazing good news, I’ve got to tell you, it’s making writing the next book harder. I’m suffering from WIPphobia—an acute case of work in progress fear that is yielding the sloooowest word count in history. I’m stressing over every sentence, wanting my words to be better, stronger. Worthy.
Nothing’s really changed. I still think of myself as just little old Robin. But I guess I’m not exactly in the same spot I was before, and I’ve always been hardest on myself when it comes to earning and keeping any “place.” But no one’s really paying attention to that except me, so I’ve been trying to remind myself to chill and enjoy every day that I get to do this thing I love so much. My friend Robena Grant has had some wonderful blog posts on this very topic lately and it’s so nice to know I’m not alone. The ladies here at MM remind of that, too – thanks guys!
On the home front, my boys are growing up too darn fast and it’s weird and wonderful at the same time. How can it be that my oldest has one year left of college and my youngest is getting his driver’s license this summer, when I’m still 29? And they’re both so much smarter than me. (Shh…don’t tell them I said that.) This past holiday weekend was wonderful having us all together and with all the changes I know are still coming, for three days I pretended time stood still.
It was awesome.
One change I do love? Happy almost-summer! Got any big plans on the horizon?
P.S. Just wanted to mention that along with two writer pals, I’ve got a wonderful Reader’s Gift Basket up for grabs at Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes. I hope you’ll check it out here. There’s a ton of amazing items to bid on!