This week, we’re talking vices. And, I gotta say, leave it to writers to put together a comprehensive list of ’em. I came across this very long list on WRITEWORLD. Naturally, I scrolled through to see which ones I’ve been known to exhibit, especially during my road to publication. Warning: it’s not pretty.
Addiction – Not on a drug, but to my work, for sure
Anger – With myself and with others. Uh huh.
Avarice – This one was new to me but it’s an unreasonably strong desire to obtain and keep money. What I make from book sales helps to support my family and we’re in the need of some cash flow at the moment so *raises hand* to this one
Crabbiness and Crankiness (I’m combining these) – I don’t get much sleep
Doubt – My book BECOMING BONNIE debuted a week ago, soooo not sure I need to elaborate too much on this one 🙂
Envy – I’d be a big fat liar if I didn’t wish I had the success of some other authors I know
Erratic – Did I mention I had a book release? My emotions are all over the place. My poor husband would certainly call me erratic at the moment.
Fearfulness – I mean, I’m going to get a bit redundant with the mention of BECOMING BONNIE having just released
Foolishness – Sometimes I can be quite naive, especially with expectations
Hastiness – Which on this list is defined as acting in a hurry because of lack of time. I have a 1yo and a 3yo. My “free time” is equivalent to an episode of Sofia the First or Curious George. Better believe I hurry, and send out a plethora of emails with typos that I cringe about afterward.
Hysteria – Book. Release.
Impatience. Yes, I have little patience
Irritability. Didn’t I already cover this with crabbiness and crankiness?
I’m only at the I’s and this may be a good place to stop, especially before we get to Lunacy… or Self Pity, because I clearly have a lot of vices and have some work to do on myself. If you read Lynn’s post yesterday, she spoke about how she runs as an escape. I love that. Lynn’s pretty incredible. I think my escape should be sleep, asap. I have a few impending deadlines (for BEING BONNIE and my BRAVE LIKE ME SERIES), but then I plan to nap like a champ (while my 1 yo and 3 yo are napping). Hopefully the sleep will help with the crabbiness, crankiness, and irritability…
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