2016: The Good, the Bad, and the “What? Why? UGH.”

A tiny review of the madness this year has held for my writing group. . . 2017, we are looking at you now. Please don’t disappoint!

The Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society

Here we are. We made it. December 31st. That shiny midnight that heralds the dawn of a new year is so close I’m pretty sure I can reach out and touch it, but don’t tell 2016 I said that… it will find a way to postpone it even more.

I think we can all agree that this year has been rough at best. In the realm of celebrities I’m pretty sure we’ve all lost at least one person we really admired. We don’t discuss politics on this blog, but if you’re in the United States you know that no matter your views this election was a mess of bamboozlery, misinformation, and high-strung feelings.

If you’re a Ferret, SOMETHING unfortunate happened to your car at least once this year. We’ve all come out of it with working vehicles, but at times it’s been dicey. We’ve had a car go swimming (okay, that…

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RRFS Introductions (and a lack of inspiration)

Not a lot to say today – life hit one of those stages that seems to be sapping ability, ideas, inspiration, motivation . . . all but my actual desire to write. (Those days, like I’ve been having for the past week and a half, are always hard.) As soon as I manage to kick it off and work on (almost) whatever I want, as usual, I’ll probably write about exactly that – it’s so frustrating to overcome!

I know I can’t be the only one to suffer that problem, or to try and fight through it, and after going on four years of dedicated daily writing (I only rarely regret that promise to myself) while it is fortunately not a common obstacle for me, it is still horrible every time.

For now, though, if you’ve been more curious about the mad woman behind this place, the introduction for the final Ferret – that’s me! – has gone up at the RRFS blog today! Also, if you’ve ever wondered about what methods the Queen of Creative Deaths would choose to use if she really had to kill people, or what method she would never use . . . well, so did Jess, and there’s an answer in my Ferret Introduction post!

Next week the RRFS blog will take off with what will become its usual fare – including a post on her personal writing strengths and weaknesses from Rebekah, and even a surprise from me!

Lack of inspiration or no, there will be more from me here this week, too, so see you soon!