So, fool that I am, I will probably participate in this. But I am NOT an author. So I'm a bit nervous about putting my own writing "out there" into the public eye. I think if I had not made such good on-line friends among the authors who write Tolkien fanfic, I would never dream of doing this. As it is, I will step into that lake very gently, one toe at a time, and I will still try and do some artwork for this month-long challenge since artwork is also acceptable and is what I would feel more comfortable submitting in so many ways.
to turn the story in because it is a class assignment. I can't think
of why I feel that way for a voluntary challenge. Silly me!
I survived Thursday without Chickie, and here I am ready to dive into Friday. Even though I went to sleep earlier last night, I'm still exhausted. I would allow myself to sleep later in the morning, but I know from experience that I would regret that because I would not be able to do those things that I so love in the morning - reading through and responding to my Emails, writing in my blog, and commenting on stories in the works on my various critique boards. I also leave the house early enough in the morning to read at the shop for another hour, or go to Caribou coffeeshop for a nice cup of coffee and some oatmeal. I do these things to relax and to keep my stress levels lower, but they are starting to become stress makers in their own right and that is something that I have to watch. Stress can be a great motivator, but it is also a killer, and I always know when I'm under too much stress because of some physical reactions that I develop. So I will continue trying to do whatever I can to allow myself to relax and I will try and keep my stress minimal. I hope you have a stress-free day.