Diary of an Author
An update on where the book is up to and an overview of what I am doing if I am not writing/working!
The most important thing we all want is to be seen, known and loved. It’s why we love asking the question. So few of us are willing to be vulnerable enough to be truly seen, known and loved.
I hear ya – I didn’t like Riley Finn either. In 2000, we were all reeling in the heartbreak of Angel leaving town. Nobody could ever replace Angel, he was incredible and he was the ‘one’. How dare Joss Whedon introduce us all to Riley so soon? The bed wasn’t even cold from Angel yet.
Sometimes I am more honest with myself here on this forum than I am in real life. Actually, my friend Emmy can probably attest that she has heard most of what I am about to write before.
I’ve pretty much been indoors for a couple of weeks now. I’ve not gone as insane as I initially thought, however, my skin now really is reflecting the sun.
So the naughty kids at the back got us all locked in detention. While some of us were continuing our normal lives but just a little more virtually, there were the naughty few filling parks, panic buying and licking bags of pasta in supermarkets.
It is day 4 of a ’semi-enforced’ work from home. I am attempting as much social isolation as possible. Mainly because some of my family and friends are in the high risk group, so in the nicest possible way I have to stay the hell away from them for a bit. And I will. Because I am not an asshole
I am currently typing this with a face mask, alcohol gel soaked hands, and ensuring that when I cough it is most definitely into my elbow – so despite the title this blog is most definitely COVID-19 free.
I got some feedback this week from one of my avid readers (my mum), who said I have been a little negative of late. I think she is very protective and thinks I paint myself as this messed up wreck. Obviously, I laughed and laughed and laughed and explained this wasn’t true (totally is true).
When you are blaming you are refusing to learn from your fear and anger. When you feel yourself starting to blame someone for something you have to work out why and be accountable or hold the other person accountable.
One thing I have always known is that game playing, manipulation and pretending to be someone you are not – are not ways to build a loving, caring and respectful relationship.