February has been one mixed-up month, that can be summed up in one word: surgery.
I spent the first eleven days anticipating and preparing for surgery on my right knee, and since then I’ve been recovering from said surgery. And although I’m frustrated and shack-wacky, the truth is, I’m on the mend and doing well, for the most part. I’m just not very patient. 🙂
Coming Up Next:
In other news, I am going to a writing retreat from Thursday to Sunday this coming week, and I am beyond excited. It has been so long since I have spent that much time with a group of creative word-workers. The project I will be working on is a short story collection and, although I am rusty, it is going well. This feels so good. It feels like me again.
Time for Show and Tell:
When I decided that 2016 would be the year that I would really focus on my writing, a good friend of mine was very pleased. (He has been my biggest cheerleader and support for my writing for more than twenty-five years.)
In honour of him — and as a reminder — I had a “special writing hat” made, embroidered with his calm, steady advice to me: “Concentrate. Persevere.” Wearing the hat is like having him pat me on the shoulder, saying “You’ve got this.”
I am beginning to think that maybe I do. 🙂