What I Read (And Heard) This Week – Writing, Wellness, and Sick Beats
November 22, 2015 |
Hope you had a needs-met week. We had some snow days, and I spent a lot of time with my heating pad and pain meds. Every moment I felt like I could sit up and focus, I wrote. I’m in the NaNoWriMo home stretch now, with 41,000 words under my belt. Feels great to be accomplishing this November goal!
Here are some things I consumed this week that fed my creativity and wellness-
- In 6 Ways To Firm Up Your Novel’s Saggy Middle, author Claire Fuller gives this advice, which makes me suspect I’m living in someone’s NaNoWriMo novel…
Make things even more difficult for your main characters. Put as many obstacles in their way as possible to stop them achieving what they want.
- In the wake of tragedy, I found these 100 year old color photos of Paris to be somewhat soothing. Look at these art deco lights on the Eiffel Tower-
- Friday marked Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015. This post on Colorlines talks about ways to honor those who have lost their lives to hate-driven violence. We must do better. Read the post to find out how.
And now for a few chronic pain reads, as I know a lot of us could use some help and encouragement. <3
- This week The Princess In The Tower shared a 2 minute technique to relax your nervous system and calm pain. I’ve not tried this yet. Let me know if you do, and if it helps you!
- My friend Esmé knew I needed her post on the myth, the lie of laziness this morning, and I think we all need to hear her whispered kindness-
Hush, hush, you are okay, you are wonderful, you are doing the best that you can…
Brain balm, truly. Thank you, Esmé. <3
Finally, here’s some music for you!