May 25 2017

Alexandra Mars

I have been working on my latest WIP (Work-In-Progress) since I want a complete draft written before I return to finish the second installment of Deadman’s Planet.

A couple of weeks on fleshing out the idea, developing the characters, and figuring out the overall plot to perceive how the story is evolving. Then I started the outline process by filling in the gaps and how the characters will perform their roles in the story’s structure.

Last night, I was reminded why I loved to write. A feeling of joy raced through me, making my skin tingle with anticipation while I was writing; that’s when I discovered an unexpected turn happened in my current story’s plot, which had me bouncing in my chair.

Lo-and-behold, my minor character presented me with a little gift, well a huge gift. I needed him to fill in a gap, and he revealed what he had…

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What I battle

Alexandra Mars

Living with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) in my adult life is combating the crippling fatigue. Yesterday, I had a hideous day, since I spent my whole day lying down. Now, I’m paying the price my aching joints are refusing to move.

JRA’s fatigue never dissipates, lurking in the dark crevices, and desiring an opportunity by launching an energy-draining web on me, causing a never-ending tiredness.

There’s my ADD mind longing to write or work on other tasks on my to-do-list. At times, the struggle can be overwhelming, where I desire to release a powerful scream, eradicating my frustration by rattling the windows.

What keeps me sane is focusing on my goals and tasks I want to achieve by reducing the stress and pressure. Like today, I’ll prioritize what I want to accomplish, and figure out which of my household chores needs to get done to keep my joints moving at…

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