I've been in a slump for two weeks. It's terrible and it's a recurring theme. I don't want to stop writing so I need to pick it back up, even if I don't feel like it. And I need to work on my maps some more. I feel like there's more I can do to make them more of a match to the story. But map-making isn't writing and I need to write. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers because I'm having a tough time right now. Read on to see how I responded to the weekend challenges.
#WIPjoy Day 13 - #1randomquestion 2 -
Friday's challenge was to drop our characters into the cooking show of our choice and write about how it goes. I guess mine came out alright. I didn't have a lot of time to devote to it, nor is my writing coming easily these days, as I mentioned above. I chose a slideshow for this one. You'll have to manually click to change the frames since I didn't want readers to start in the middle.
The only cooking show I can stomach these days is The Great British Baking Show. They don't yell at each other and they seem to be doing what they do for the joy of it. I get that to work as a chef in an actual restaurant, you have to be able to take the heat, so to speak. But if I wanted to experience it, I'd do it myself, not watch someone else be driven to the depths of despair because they couldn't hack it.
#WIPjoy Days 14-15 - What would your MC feed unexpected dinner guests?
Honestly, both my MCs are fairly generous. They'd have no problem at all sharing whatever they had on hand. I think Zec would be the more reticent of the two, though, since he's been basically quarantined from people most of his life.
Big Decisions - No Scoffing Allowed
I've decided to cut back my morning coffee to two cups instead of drinking four. I think it's time for some drastic changes in the way I do things. I just hope I can stay determined. I've done this before but went back to drinking four cups. I've also switched to drinking my coffee black for a while. But I really enjoy adding honey and cashew milk... So I'll cut back to two cups again. We'll see how it goes.
I also need to be more active. I sit in my chair for such long stretches of time that it can't possibly be healthy. So I'll be looking for ways to incorporate more movement into my day. It's at this time that I must say I miss having my phone. I can no longer keep track of my steps every day, nor can I trace my activity level. I could get a fit-bit, but they are rather expensive and I still have things I need to purchase to get my book ready to publish in October, as well as some of our home school curriculum. I'll just have to manage without. But I'm determined to do what I can to improve my health. We'll see how it goes.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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