Just woke up.
Fell asleep on the couch for a quick catnap, in the late afternoon, after scarfing down a heaping pile of Chinese food. When I opened my eyes at 11pm, I had no clue what day it was, where I was, or what was going on around me. Complete La-La land.
Zoning out to season 2 of Battlestar Galactica. Covered by a thin blanket, I then got super sleepy and passed out cold under the cool breeze of the ceiling fan.
Now… 11:30pm, the coffee is strong. The inscence is burning, and the space opera music is playing softly in the background.
I’m back downstairs, in the lair, with the dog curled up beside me on her couch. That shot is from the livingroom, but her couch travels around the house with me.
I’m still a little groggy, but feeling fairly decent. After I awoke, my phone fired off a series of rapid notifications.
All good news. At least, that’s how I perceive it.
After receiving good news in life, I have to sit and process things for a time before reacting in any manner.
Throughout my time on this world, I’ve encountered moments where good news has arrived, or on the way, and then something unfortunate happens simultaneously, shortly before, or soon thereafter. So… based on those moments, I get excited about “good news” in brief phases. Incrementally. I allow it all in, in micro-doses.
Its a self defeating mindset, and I need to always find a method to rise above that way of thinking. Shit will always happen in life. The good news, the positive moments, should always be the focus. The good, should always counter the bad.
After some dialogue, it seems as though I’ll have my art provided sometime mid-November. I don’t have a concrete date, but that’s the target time period. Targets for me, are always goals to shoot for. My next goal is mid-November.
Late November, is the goal/target date for actual, final steps.
I may overshoot the goal, or land a little early, but my target is large, and I’ll land somewhere close… I believe. If it pushes into December, hey… that’s cool too.
In addition, my beta reader (we’ll call her, Lynn) contacted me and said she was done reading the Surrender Game. I was told, “bravo,” and her other comment I can’t speak on at the moment.
She’ll be jumping into the companion story this week, depending on her priorities. I’m really excited to have that future conversation, and chat about her reading experience, and answer any questions she might have. I trust Lynn, and her opinions, critiques, suggestions, and listening to people I trust, helps me grow.
That’s all I want to do. I want to keep growing, learning, and having those experiences. Those snippets of good news, happening in the same day, makes me feel pretty good about the process. I like it when things align. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Just a quick update. A late night ramble. I enjoy sharing good news when it happens.
That’s all for my Saturday. Have a great weekend, and chat soon.
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