sunday summary #7
what i'm reading / last week, my instructor from my online catapult workshop recommended that i pick up a copy of "scratch: writers, money, and the art of making a living" by manjula martin. i have devoured it. the book is a collection of essays and interviews by successful writers (like cheryl strayed, roxane gay, susan orlean and more) who honestly discuss the realities and struggles of making money as a writer. their perspectives have made me both overwhelmed and also incredibly motivated.
what i'm thinking / that in this moment, i am happy. i am okay. i'm getting to hang out with my boy while he works and i "work" and i'm drinking a hot drink while wearing two sweaters and i just feel like this moment is a good moment. and considering my last couple of years and how bad my anxiety has been the last few months, i feel quite content with tiny good moments.
what i'm writing / i'm still working on revisions for the pitch i was working on last week. but i got some amazing feedback from my instructor and i'm letting it sit for a day or two before i go in for the next round of edits.
what i'm listening to / i'm sitting in the coffee shop where my boy is working and he's playing one of his playlists over the speakers and it's the playlist we always listen to on road trips, so it's making me feel very adventurous.
what i'm hoping / that i will get a restful night of sleep tonight and wake rested and ready to start a new week. that i will remember to rest and give myself the space and silence to regain energy and motivation to tackle new things.
what i'm fearful of / letting my fear hold me back from reaching for far-away goals.
what i'm about to do / get a quick drink with some friends to wrap up this busy, tiring day and then get some freakin' sleep because i'm feeling very old and creaky and sleepy.