Sunday, November 2, 2014

how to deal with setbacks

So...yesterday was a fairly productive day for me. I got some cleaning done and caught up on the laundry.

My Motto
Paid some bills. Took a 3 1/2 mile walk. Made a big pot of Italian lentil soup compliments of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the perfect meal for a cold, blustery day.

The Kripalu Cookbook
I spent some time hunting for the notes I took months ago in an interview for my WIP, and when I found them, I added another six hundred-plus words to the manuscript.
Yes. It was a good day...right up until

All six hundred words disappeared into cyberspace for reasons I still cannot fathom.
Has that ever happened to you? All that time, wasted. And you can never get it to sound quite the same the second time around. You have to console yourself with the notion that it must have happened for a reason...that the rewrite will be so'o'o much better. But it never is...
Not to worry. Fortified with a sip of wine and bowl of good hot soup, I did the rewrite and finished up in time to fall into bed before midnight!
Today? I feel some serious "retail therapy" coming on...

How do you deal with setbacks?
"When you feel like quitting,
think about why you started."


  1. How do I deal with setbacks...let's see...first I whine and then I whinge, I eat too much and get snarky with everyone and then when I have all that off my chest I just pull up my socks and start again. Works a charm lol.

    1. Sometimes I just want to cry. I take a couple of deep breaths, then a long walk. Sooner or later, I'm ready to face the music.