Yes, I just posted yesterday, but so much has happened since...
First and foremost, one of my dearest friends lost her father in a horrible accident that you only hear about in the news or overly dramatic films. Thank you everyone who has been supportive on Facebook. I have been stealing some of your prayers for myself. It has been a hard weekend.
So, I am in a highly emotional state right now because I love my friend so much and she has been going through extremely abnormal circumstances and it breaks my heart.
But looking ahead, as hard as it is, I have decided you NEED to know about a place that has become a major catalyst in my writing career: The Practice Room. Tina has been pouring her heart and soul into this project in between yoga, WIBIJ?!, and life. The idea is to state a goal on Post 1. Then, you unplug for an hour during Post 2. Once the hour is up (there's even a nifty stopwatch!) you reconvene at Post 3 and CHAT! Seriously, you fricken chat about the work you got done, only for the first five minutes, though. Depending on that hours participants the subject quickly moves to riveting topics like geography, bands of the nineties, and boobies. We even make up new words and talk of our IRL reunion one day. The main thing about TPR is support.
Upon first glance, TPR may seem complicated, but it's actually the opposite. Tina sets a schedule each week and if you can make it once or five times that week, it's up to you because it is about you and your goals. You don't have to explain yourself or defend yourself, although we might give you a bit of a hard time if you only write five words because you had to spend the whole hour packing lunches or because you can't stand to drink water. No, seriously, one of our own cannot stand water, but I won't say who because it's too funny to share. I am cracking up right now just thinking about it, but she knows I love her. Right, Casey? Oops, I mean...um...Cassandra. Yeah, Cassandra McCormickey.
So, TPR has been up and running since the beginning of April and I'll admit, I have been a bit of a poser. I have gotten very little writing done. And by very little I mean like under three thousand words...in two months. It's disturbing, I know, but I have finally managed to transfer my support for my fellow TPR'rs to myself. This week was poised to be uber productive, but my friend's loss has killed any prospect of writing, so I am taking this week off. I will still be leaving my WIBIJ?! clues on Wednesday, will you be following them? Well, if so: ROCK ON! If not: check ya l8r.
Anyway, Tina, thank you so much for being a catalyst to my writing career. Between you and Heather, I have no option but to succeed, it's already been decided. To the rest of you: I appreciate every comment, email, critique, and chat. You keep me going everyday.
Also, if this post is incoherent, it's because I have had a few too many glasses of wine. If this message is still here, then, I am still asleep and haven't edited or I am hungover and don't give a -
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(That's a rainbow, btw. I know, just think abstractly, okay? Okay.)
Get it, somewhere...over the rainbow...? Okay, I don't either...