Life, Writing

Relearning how to be

A brown brick wall with the words "Live. Work. Create." spraypainted on it.

When one of the major parts of your daily routine disappears, it’s hard to figure out what to do with yourself. It’s hard to establish new routines. I, who spent the last few years lamenting the lack of time I had to get things done, now find myself with a surplus of free time.

At first, I was filling it with distractions, because I needed to be distracted. But now, I think I may be ready to fill it with those things I wasn’t able to focus on, when I didn’t have the time.

I am working on editing This Ain’t No Fairy Story, finally. I avoided working on it for too long because reading the notes left by the now-departed friend who helped me the most with it hurt too much, but it would be a disservice to their memory to abandon that novel and I do love it and the characters with all of my heart.

I am also trying to re-establish my lapsed morning writing habit with some low-pressure not-for-public-consumption stories and fanfiction. I want to get my discipline back without having to worry about the stories being good enough. Right now, it’s enough that I’m writing again. I also have a couple of ARCs that I’m reading and will be reviewing here later. I’m hoping I’ll be able to blog more regularly – with lots more book reviews – in the upcoming future.

And I’m once again opening up for freelance work, both writing and editing. To see my rates, just click the link at the top of the page. I will not, however, write anyone’s school papers for them. Stop trying to buy good grades, people, honestly! (Requests for this, unfortunately, are fairly regular when I start taking in work.)

As of right now, my Patreon is still semi-closed, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to generate some content for it as things calm down further. It remains set up on a “per item” basis, so if you subscribe, you are only charged if I produce content for it, instead of on a monthly basis, so if you do choose to subscribe you will only be charged once I start working on it again.

Things are still hard. But I’m finally feeling like I can start to make some plans and establish new routines and, I suppose, that is an improvement.

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Author: Meadhbh

Meadhbh lives on a farm in the back end of beyond with a horde of cats and one very large dog. When she is not writing or tending to the wishes of her feline overlords, she spends her time crafting, gaming, and reading. You can find her on Twitter @Meadhbh (mostly fangirling); on Instagram: @meadhbh_d (mostly cats); on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MeadhbhDhommnail (mostly writing memes); and on the web at large at www.meadhbh.me (mostly everything else).