Monday, February 19, 2007

Life Interferes

But I try not to let it. I was all set to write on my lunch hour (busman's holiday since I do a lot of writing at work), practically had my fingers on the old keyboard, when the phone rang. It was dd (23 yrs. old). She has bipolar disorder and is a wonderful girl but a challenge. She has been doing quite well but lately I've noticed some signs of a downward slide...again. It happens four or five times a year. I was feeling pretty bummed and hoping that I had misread the signals.

But here I am ready to write, and she calls having a mini-meltdown. By the time I hung up all creative urge had vanished to be replaced by an urge for gooey, sweet, highly caloric foodstuffs..since I'm at work and can't have any of the hard stuff.

But I put my fingers BACK on the keys, and managed to subdue my own neurotic tendencies toward extreme worry long enough to bang out a page and a half. Triumph! I am at the end of Chapter two and perking right along. It still feels like crap, but I think there are one or two funny moments and a couple of decent sentences.

2 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Well done. Its tough to write when emotions are jumbled but I have found sometimes when I push through it I write some of my better more emotional work???

Hope your dd is feeling better.

Kate.Kingsley said...

Life does have a pesky habit of getting in the way, doesn't it?? But bravo for getting the fingers back on the keyboard and banging some words out all the same,

Best wishes
Kate