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Well, it happens in life…disappointment, that is. It’s been a long day of traveling, and my husband and I got a number of important errands done this morning, but I’m so exhausted…we just got done with dinner, for crying out loud. I’m in bed at home by nine or nine thirty at the latest. When we come up here to visit family and it’s a short trip, it gets so hectic trying to see my Dad and stepmom, and my brother, and two daughters that live on opposite ends of a big city. Come to think of it, Dad and brother live on opposite ends, too….the East and West sides. So, it’s exhausting. It takes all day to get here, and we’re going back Sunday around noon. Ech. Did I get any writing done for NaNoWriMo today? NO. That’s what I’m disappointed about. I have two new writing buddies, though, and I’m very excited about that! Maybe if I go to sleep in just a few minutes, I’ll be able to get up early and work on finishing chapter three and move on to chapter four. I guess I will try not to beat myself up too bad. It didn’t take me long to see that my family doesn’t understand or take seriously…or care, probably, about my writing. I remember from many sources that I’ve read that I’m supposed to expect that and that not being understood or taken seriously is part of he loneliness of the calling of being a writer. I see why now. It’s funny how it’s the people you DON’T expect that reaction from that are the ones who do react that way. My Dad would be proud and interested, but he has dementia at nearly 92, and he doesn’t remember anything long enough to really let it sink in. I hope he can still read and understand written words when I publish my first novel. I know he would want to read it. I’m sure if I show him my blog and website, and let him read what I have so far of my novel that he would be able to comprehend and appreciate it…for a few minutes, anyway. That’s all you can ask with those circumstances. I had dinner with him tonight. I will show him this tomorrow some time.
Time to let go of the disappointment, now that I’ve said it, and get a good night’s sleep…and get up early to WRITE!!!


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