1. I’m having trouble finding the motivation to finish books. Mostly it’s because I haven’t found much I find myself engaged in. It’s really frustrating.
2. Currently, I’m reading Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, and I don’t love it. It’s a little disappointing because I enjoyed her other books, but this one is just a little off to me. It’s probably because I find the main character so annoying. Yep. That’s definitely it.
1. I have an editing problem. When it comes to my WIP, I’m a perfectionist. One of my biggest pet peeves in writing is poor grammar. I recently tried to read book I received from NetGalley and the whole reason I couldn’t stomach the damn thing is because the writing was awful. It was a self-published book, so I doubt the author had access to a good editor, but still. Anyway, it’s a bit of a hindrance for me because I’m always tempted to go back and edit, even though it drastically slows down my writing process.
2. I’m a little depressed, and it’s hard to focus on my writing. I’m getting better, but it’s hard to think.
1.I’m still unemployed. This is the first time I have ever struggled to find a job. I quit my teaching job back home to move out here with my husband, and I haven’t had any luck finding anything. I’m not certified to teach here yet, and I’m not sure I even want to get my certification. I don’t think I can stomach teaching again. But I’m struggling to even get interviews. It’s almost been four weeks, and it’s so discouraging. My husband and I aren’t hurting, but it’d be nice to have some extra cash.
2.That said, I’ve been engaging in a more healthy living style. I’ve never really been completely out of shape because I’m vegetarian, so I’ve always been careful about what I ate. But now I’ve been exercising regularly for a month (!), have cut down my drinking (I love wine and beer, but I definitely don’t need to drink as much as I did), and I’ve cut down on snack foods. Other than the depression/anxiety (stemming from unemployment), I feel so much better physically than I have before.