It’s Happy Hump Day again. I admit, my mood this morning is not the best. I’m trying to be upbeat but finding it difficult this morning–I’m really sad about what is going on in this country and how the underbelly of people is showing up. I guess I realized we hadn’t progressed beyond racism and sexism, I knew it, but I wasn’t prepared for SO much ugliness like we’ve seen over the past months. Sam’s still looking for work and still encountering discrimination due to his disabilities, which is nuts because he’s damned good at what he does (high tech, software developer/tester).
However, to bring joy into the world, we have to be strong and counter the anger with our own light. So here goes: Things that make me happy today.
I love my hair. I got my color re-done and I love it. For those who haven’t seen it:
So that’s made me happy. The cats are well. Sam’s fine. I’m fine too. We can pay the bills and that’s a blessing. My friends are dear to me. My readership seems to be picking up in indie–with each book it gets a little better and I’m a little less scared and that’s SO necessary–I need to know this is working to be able to focus on working. Readers are being VERY supportive about my move in this direction and I’m grateful for it. People are LOVING the Bewitching Bedlam Series and the Fury Series and I’m VERY grateful for that. And…I’m loving writing again. Oh, I never lost my love for it, but the joy in the process? It kind of got beat down and someday I’ll write a blog explaining how and why. Now? I’m having fun again. Oh, it’s harder work than before in some ways, but I’m enjoying it again and now there’s nothing to limit me except figuring out how to reach my audiences–and that I’m starting to manage. (Tell all your friends who love my books about my switching indie, please–word of mouth counts for SO much especially now).
Anyway, this is my positive notes for today. Tell me something good–spread whatever joy you can, and let’s shift the tide of anger and worry. 🙂