My Muse has been busy

Hello, readers!

Just a little note. I have been updating my list of potential story ideas in a document I keep online, and now have upwards of 70. The majority of these are unwritten and unplotted. I plan on working on them as I have time, but honestly, even if I discard some as being a little redundant (there are several themes that pop up in this list) there still are too many for me to write by myself, especially at my current speed, which is extremely slow.

Today I have some responsibilities but once those are taken care of, I hope to spend time on October 6th, a story that’s dear to my heart and which I think is unusual enough that people will find it interesting.

The only solution to slow writing is to prioritize spending time trying to write and getting things written, and as one practices the craft of fiction, it becomes easier and more efficient to write things. I really believe I can get back to my former productivity of decades ago, but I have sustained some psychological damage (and I often wonder if I suffer from complex PTSD and not really bipolar disorder, after all). I have to balance my need to be productive with the requirements of peace and time for self-care so I can heal.

I hope you manage to have a good day and that whatever you are struggling with, you manage to make progress.