Well, it’s my turn for Wrap-It-Up Wednesday, but I have a confession to make. I didn’t go to critique group this week, and not only that, I didn’t have have a real excuse other than, “I’m not in a good head space right now,” which was totally true. But it’s not like me to flake out on my obligations. (And since when is going to the Tuesdays an obligation? It’s not!)
So now I’m sitting here trying to figure out what made me not want to go to critique group this week. It’s not my writing. My book is progressing well. I think it’s because—even though I’m normally a very positive person—I’ve been feeling a little depressed, not in the clinical sense, but in the sense that, I turn 48 in a few days and today I spotted two gray hairs and I’ve been dealing with a lot of sickness and death lately.
So maybe it’s okay that I allow myself to miss a week of critique group. Or maybe I should have sucked it up and gone. Regardless, I think it’s important to realize that we all have days when we don’t feel like getting out of bed, and it’s okay. The trick (for me) is not to wallow in it for too long. I know this feeling will pass and I know in a few days I’ll be back to my positive self, plugging away on my book and feeling excited about meeting with the Tuesdays.