I have dealt with a lot these past couple of weeks regarding my move. The simple act of talking to people has become very difficult, due to the immense amount of emotion involved. Everyone wants to hug and tell me how much they love me and will miss me. I don’t have a problem with this and it’s not a bad thing, but it can be a bit draining. I’ll honestly say that there have been a time or two when I have come pretty close to the tears. It really is difficult to tear myself away form everyone and everything I know and love. It was made even more difficult recently, because I have had to delay. I can’t quite explain why just yet, but I eventually will. It’s a good reason though.
The most difficult thing lately, has been a very powerful lack of creativity. I recently broke my computer and lost a few weeks of work. I’m normally a stickler for backing up my hard drive consistently, but I just hadn’t been doing it. It’s so easy that I don’t know why I hadn’t. Not only does OS X provide you with the perfect program for backing everything up (Time Machine), it also reminds you to do so almost constantly. All I had to do was plug in my external, click an icon and wait thirty minutes. Instead I procrastinated and dropped my computer. Literally, the only thing that was damaged was my hard drive.
I have since fixed my computer, but the loss of data was very frustrating and emotionally taxing at a time when my emotions are being taxed constantly. It took me away from my art for a very large chunk of time. Weeks where I couldn’t necessarily afford to be slacking off. I needed something to shake me out of it. I have luckily found this in three things. The first is the aforementioned, unmentionable event that has caused a delay. The second is the discovery that I hadn’t lost as much work as I had thought since I had emailed stuff to my very trusted circle to get opinions and the third is a visit to my best friend’s place in Lafayette. I just feel better now and I’m more ready to tackle challenges and get back to work. I really needed the quick getaway so I could laugh and clear my head. Thank you Brittney and Chris for inviting me over, as always. You two are definitely a sanctuary.
Sorry I haven’t been updating here as often as I had promised and as often as I want to, but I’m going to get back to it and I’m going to redouble my efforts to relaunch Geekhaven Reviews since the fall TV season is fast approaching. I regret to mention that the work that was lost was two updates for “Story Time” and a large chunk of my promised novella “Father’s Things: The Wilden Siblings Book I.” Thank you for your love and continued support and be sure to pick up your copy of “Escape from Undermind: Worlds of Wonder Book I.” Next time I post I’ll give you guys and exclusive look at some cover art.