Someone underneath had a really nice comment about how she keeps optimistic in the face of difficulty, having adopted aunts Helen Keller and Rosa Parks. Now, it would be kind of silly telling your aunts you had a hard time doing something, isn't it? How do you tell Helen Keller you had a bad day? Exactly.
This is probably really lame, but when I have a hard time writing or a bad day in general, I imagine that scene in LotR: Return of the King the movie (the one case where I like the movies better than the books, sorry JRR), when Frodo is climbing up Mount Doom. That look on his face. Oh, goodness. I think you should all know, regardless of how many times I watch LotR, I cry at the end. Every time. Basically, I think, if Frodo can climb up Mount Doom with his bare hands and no shoes, I can write a freaking passage. Or get through an exam. Or whatever. It's fictional, but don't fictional characters always speak to people on a deeper level?
I wrote 1,800 words for "Beauty and the Minotaur" today. Writing short stories is kind of obnoxious because I don't track progress on my blog, and then it looks like I haven't been doing anything. But I am! I'm still writing! Granted, my writing schedule has drastically slowed down. And obviously, I spent a bit catching up on fanfiction. But the writing is still happening. As for the current short story, I love Ariadne! She's a brat and a bully, but I hope her good qualities redeem her flaws. She has a lot of flaws.
Also, I think Rebecca has an awesome topic for the blog chain this week, and I can't wait to address it. And read other people's responses! Check it out on the side ------->