It’s been months since I’ve written a blog entry. To be fair, it’s been months since I’ve even added a chapter to my fourth book. I am ashamed to be called a writer.
My life has been a complete whirlwind. And there have been a lot of changes. While the changes were happening, I was upset, panicking, and altogether feeling hopeless. The only way I have made it through was by getting back into writing and continuing to work out.
I was recently laid off, and ever since people keep telling me to relax. I’ve heard, “Take time for yourself;” and “Take it easy.” …Yeah. I don’t do that. As my cousin put it, I’m a millennial boomer. I’m part of the millennial generation, with the work ethic of a boomer. I appreciate memes, YouTube, and video games. That’s normal millennial things, right? …No? OH well! Not the point. Like the “baby boomer” generation (or as I like to say, my “Father’s People”), I need to work. I’m a workaholic. Yes, I want a social life, to be fit, and travel. But while doing those things, I will constantly be checking my email, trying to find things to do. Hell, I worked every day during vacation for the last two years. I can’t help myself.
My name is Sarah and I am a workaholic with ADHD. I will continue to wake up at 4:30 am to go to the gym, work out, come home to start writing while watching YouTube all day and taking a break to play video games here and there. I. Regret. Nothing.
Needless to say, there has finally been progress on my books! Thankfully, I kept all of my research books from graduate school to continue my work. Researching Celtic mythology again helps me escape. It’s been glorious. I’ve written a few chapters in the last two weeks, which is the most progress I’ve made in a year. I’ve even submitted my work to a publisher (I’m still waiting to hear back. No…I’m not in a corner panicking and crying…SHUT UP).
Am I on the job hunt? Of course. Religiously! A couple hours every day I’m applying to all kinds of jobs. I hope that I’ll find something soon…you know, before I go absolutely insane. But in the meantime, I’m going to write all I can. Get back to my roots. How else am I supposed to deal with the voices in my head? That’s how all writers deal with them. Wait. Is that just me? O_O Nevermind…
Also, I’ve been updating my author Facebook page! Check it out to see any updates I have on my novels!