Monday, March 28, 2022
I’m not normal. How?
For once I’m not talking about any of my “stuff,” anxiety disorders or PTSD. Even before those things took over my life, I wasn’t normal. It’s why the decade I lived in DC was such a bad thing. How am I so abnormal? Partly because I get true enjoyment from helping others. I had one boss who came right out and told one of my bosses before him (yes there were several) that I was stupid for it. Yep, my ID badge should have named me Abby Normal.
Helping my friends gives me such a good feeling. So does sharing the things I learn, and sharing my stories. I include blogging in that. I’m glad to be Abby Normal about that.
However, I’m taking a break from all that until I can finish writing the new ending for Dead of Winter.
I’m not complaining at all. I really do love to help. Sharing and helping gives me more in return, emotionally, than I can describe. However, I’m still Abby Normal in the ways of my “stuff.” While it might seem like it only takes me a few minutes to write a blog serial, or visit a score of blogs to leave comments, I can’t simply return to my writing.
Helping others with publishing or writing information and feedback might seem to only take a moment, but I’m Abby Normal, so that isn’t how it is for me. Images used to be a joy for me to create. Those take considerably more than a moment. They take many hours, and then at least as much again for me to regain my authoring mindset. In fact, any of the things that I love to do for others not only takes the time I spend working on them — because of my “stuff” it takes me a couple of days afterward to be able to focus on writing again.
When I finish Dead of Winter, I’ll come back to my usual Abby Normal self. I’ll happily comment, share information, and hopefully be up to making images… all the things where I find joy in helping my friends.
Before my temporary signoff to write “the end” I’m sharing my visit to Dan Antion’s virtual bar. Many of you have been over to the renovated place, and thanks for joining us. It’s not the No Facilities Bar anymore, but the “Island View Cafe.” I share some personal secret stuff about the characters in Dead of Winter. Don’t worry, I don’t give spoilers.
I’ll see you after “the end.” Love and hugs, Teagan.
Two limes, artfully balanced. As you can see from the top image, the renovations to the Island View Café are complete…barely. Just yesterday, the crew had ropes wrapped around the Plaza Theater’s old marquee and were hoisting it into place above the lounge doors. It’s temporarily roped into place, but today, we welcome our first […]
Click the link below to visit my post at Dan’s.The First Teagan of Spring – SoCS — No Facilities