My insomnia feels like my secret gift and curse. Every once in a while it wakes me with brilliant ideas where my unconscious solves problems I haven't even realised I was worrying over, but then leaves me too tired and lethargic to implement these ideas.
This morning's epiphany was about my novel:
The other idea had to do with my daughter's remote learning and activities I want to set up for her.
This morning I woke up feeling energetic to get going. I had a friend call me and had a lovely long chat that really uplifted my spirits. Then I sat down to work on the family tree and frittered all this time attempting to figure out the best way to do it. Frustrated with myself I began online searches about where to buy a map of in 1990 Srebrenica online. I did a little bit of writing and moving chapters around, but got derailed when I couldn't find an attribution for a quote and had to search multiple documents.
So all in all a bit of a wasteful day. Hubby and I attempted watching a documentary but after Tiger King the one we started seemed tedious and boring. There was only one thing left to do-spend the afternoon of reading.
Here's hoping tomorrow will be a more productive day.
What I'm reading:
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
This is such an engaging thriller. Jess finds herself stranded in the wilderness and has to find the strength and courage to survive, despite overwhelming odds. Marshall truly takes the writer's advice to not be kind to her characters to the max. There were some scenes that were hard to read and I was riveted to find out how she would get her character out of the jam. This was a great read and I'm going to add Marshall to her my must read list.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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