It is the dog days of summer and while I am fortunate to live in a bubble that doesn’t get hot, yet there has been no summer retreat as of yet. The wildfires are burning throughout the state and I can barely stand to listen to the news on the radio anymore. My dog’s birth and adoption day are coming up later this month and it is a joy to watch her grow and hike on the local trails.
I have struggled not to lose faith in my writing as I have not been successful in getting any piece published. I continue to produce content, just at a slightly slower rate. At least I have published a few posts for readers to check out:
Understanding and Respecting Black Market America as a Social Work Practitioner
My story of Mental Health Warehousing
I recognize that I need to be vigilant in my editing process as I received some Facebook feedback that the first sentence of my post had two errors in it. Of course, I’ve corrected them but still slow and steady has got to be my motto.
I did have a very encouraging opportunity to present a workshop to a local agency who has promised to invite me back to do my workshop on redefining psychosis. Although I did not sell any books, I felt very well received and it was fun to share my experiences.
I have an upcoming workshop schedule for BEST NOW, our local peer counsellor training in September and have applied to present at CASRA Fall Conference down in LA for October.
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First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask
if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts
out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10
to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just
trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
I have regularly schedule times on the weekend when I write. After a walk on Sat, and before a walk on Sunday. I rewrite a lot and do not get caught up with perfectionism because of the extensive rewrites. That’s what works for me.