In case you were wondering how my life is going: I forgot to flip my calendar to June. Oops. I’m still in May, I guess. All loss of the sense of the passage of time aside, I’ve been having troubles lately with conflict. I mean, I’m not butting heads with anybody, but the smallest hint of disagreement has me spinning my wheels. This is making copy edits…interesting.
Every time I open that Word document with my editors’ comments, my pulse doubles and I break out in a cold sweat. Am I exaggerating? Nope.
I’ve always been a peace-loving type, but this is getting ridiculous. I can’t even READ about fictional characters disagreeing or thinking the other is upset with them. Conflict is what makes a book, and I’ve written plenty of it. Why am I so weird? And why has it gotten worse?
I think that right now is a very volatile time in everyone’s lives. There’s COVID, unjust killings by police, and many other issues the US and the world are facing. Maybe I’ve sort of retreated a bit into myself.
So, if I’m quiet here on WordPress or anywhere online don’t be surprised.
Keep your nose in a book,