The Most Stressful Time of the Year

It’s often said that one of the most stressful things you can do is move house, and that’s exactly what I’m attempting to do at the moment. It’s going alright so far, though I haven’t actually found anywhere to move to yet, and for various reasons (all of which are intensely boring) I’m sleeping in a friend’s spare room for the time being. Needless to say, however, this is impacted on the amount of writing I’ve been doing, which is essentially none.

I’ve come up against a bit of an impasse again with the novel, which irks me somewhat, but there’s no way around it that I can see at the moment. Basically, I need to sit down and make a proper plan for this character’s story arc (I’ve run out of see where the story takes you), and I’m not sure what I want to happen. I have no fresh ideas, which is bogging me down. I should get the pen out and write around this point, write some other character’s points of view, but everytime I sit down to at the moment I feel tired.

All of this is not helping me to get in the Christmas spirit, and with only a few weeks to also organise some Christmas shopping (and who knows what anyone wants!) it’s going to be a tough couple of weeks. Must write some more. Must view houses. Must go to work. It’s a never ending list.

Of course, it could be very much worse. I’m sitting in a lovely, if slightly chilly, living room at my friend’s house and I’m about to have a damn good skype chat with my beautiful girlfriend. Two things I’m extremely happy about, and at the same time immensely grateful for. Cheers Jon and Alyssia for putting me up. Cheers Elizabeth for putting up with me. You guys are the greatest.

Now, where did I put my pen?

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