Friday, November 2, 2012

NaNo Day 2: Meditating? Not so much...

I find myself sitting a lot over the last couple of days. Sitting in what looks to be a very meditative, restful state. Mind tranquil and at peace.

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Why are the dishes sitting in the sink still? The laundry piling up in the stairwell (hey, now, at least it's made it half-way down to the washer)? And do the children still have residual food at the corners of their mouth from breakfast?

Where's Deb?

Uh...meditating.

 At least that's what it looks like. Of course day two of NaNoWriMo brings anything but.

There is a sandstorm in my mind and I'm trying to see my way through it. This takes a lot of thinking, thinking, which is easiest to do when I'm sitting, sitting. Face blank. Comfortable with legs crossed. Against the dark screen of my closed eyelids, I'm pretty sure I saw my character run that direction. And in my mind, I'm off to follow him.

How are things with all of you? Here's some magic to hold on to in your own struggle with dust devils...

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16 comments:

  1. This is the most fun kind of meditation. Have fun chasing your characters, crazy lady. You are the hardest working writer I know.
    I will be pounding away at the keyboard with you this month. Fist raised high in solidarity - except only for a second, because then I have to go back to typing.

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    1. Hardest working? No, lala...I think I probably just crow the loudest about it :)

      Yay for communal pounding at the keyboard! Roar!

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  2. Meditation? Does that require a functioning mind?

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    1. I have yet to figure out the fine art of meditation (obviously), so I don't think I'm the best to ask...? As for functioning minds, I have yet to figure out that fine art too (obviously).

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    1. Sorry, in my defense I had worked out the nomination list before you said your head was cluttered. Feel free to avoid this until December (but then I will hunt you down, if I had to answer these questions so do you...loves)

      http://sleepyjoes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/happy-birthday-to-me.html

      Your shout out appears here http://sleepyjoes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/day-4-nablopomo-small-stone-sunday.html

      Ps hope things are clearing a little for you ;-)

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    2. No sorries, I love these things. They help me keep my head on somewhat straight. Thank you for the nomination, Sleepy Joe.

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    3. You are always top of my list I just never want to add to your to do list ;-) love ya lots. The best bit is it is all the same questions I get to see the answers too :-D

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  4. Ooooh, sandstorm in your mind. I always describe that feeling as "white noise"--it's a staticky feeling so powerful it almost feels like an itch in there. I really like the sandstorm image, too. Wishing you lots of progress on your project.

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    1. Exactly! It does feel all itchy, you pegged it exactly!

      Thanks for the good feedback and the positive thoughts, Masked Mom. I love it when you come around.

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  5. Oh how exciting! Where's he off to?

    Also wishing you loads of happy meditating! (:

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    1. Some sort of palatial setting in an Underground valley that resembles a desert with rolling sand dunes and gusting winds. That's as much as I can distinguish with all this dirt flying around obscuring my view.

      Did you see which way he went? Through the main gate, or did he know about the secret passageway?

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    2. Oooo sand dunes and sand storms and secret passages......I'm hooked ;-)

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  6. Right now I feel compelled to stand in an empty room and scream until my lungs and throat are raw...life just doesn't want to ease up on the hell side of things just yet and I'm losing patience with trying to be peaceful over things.

    Sorry that sounds rather cryptic doesn't it?

    Perhaps I should try meditating, perhaps it'll help with this angry fog. It's a plan at least!

    Hope the project is going well!

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    1. Plans are great. Just don't let those plans get in the way of other plans, thereby adding yet more hell to the hell side of things, and then it all just seems to get worse.

      Then again, it's been my experience that things must generally get worse before they can get generally better.

      But it always gets better. I promise.

      Not that any of this helps? Except hopefully the last part, where I make a promise that I can't necessarily fulfill. And then the next part where I wish you better and happier and lighter things.

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