Thursday, June 10, 2010

I need to vent, apologizing in advance

I haven't been able to write for the past, oh, week or so. I realized that Banished needs yet another round of revision, some pretty major revision, actually. And I've been trying and trying to think of ideas and ways to make the story work better, but I'm blocked. Creativity dead. Brain turning to mush.

And it's because I'm pretty stressed out about other areas of so-called life. My brain is so taken up with thinking about those other things, there's no room for my book.

My boyfriend Cody graduated with his commercial diving license a little over a week ago. YAY! Four long months of being away from each other. So now, naturally, he needs to get a job. Problems. First, he had to go do two more weeks of deep water training 2 hours away. Okay, fine. Then we find out the school hadn't sent out his resume the week of graduation as we thought they were going to. Umm...not cool. Here's why: We are planning to move wherever he gets a job, and it won't be in our current city for sure. Our lease is up August 16. We have to give 60 days notice if we are moving out. That means by next Wednesday. Supposedly they are sending his resume out tomorrow. But now we have less than a week to figure out if we are moving out. If we don't sign a new lease and go month to month, our rent goes up almost 300 dollars. And with Cody not working, that is not possible. If we move out without giving enough notice, we have to pay an additional month's rent. Also, not financially possible. So do we just go ahead and give them notice that we aren't renewing our lease and hope that in the next two months Cody gets a job and we find a new place to live?

I'm sorry, I know this isn't really about writing but I had to vent.


Deb Salisbury said...

Hugs! What an awful decision. I'd be stressed to mush, too.

Wishing you tons of luck!

Renae said...

I understand your need to vent. What a tough decision. We rented for the longest time and having to move and worry about leases was the worst.
I know its hard but sometimes if you just take a step back from your MS the ideas will come.
I hope everything starts looking up!

DaniSue said...

Thanks Deb and Renae! I got some good news today, we can stay past the date our lease ends as long as we still give 60 days notice, but it doesn't have to be by Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Here's what I say. Go for it. Take a risk. As a not so good band once said, "If you don't ever try, you'll never know (know!), you'll never shine if you don't grow!" And then something about being a rockstar...

Aren't schools always like that by the way? No matter what you do when someone needs a copy of something they're like "oh sorry, you'll have to go the 8th layer of hell to get that" Why is that?

I'm digressing, I think you definitely need to grow and take a risk but I'm glad you have things figured out.

Anyway, You only have one life. Live it.

-Nick A.

DaniSue said...

Thanks Nick, excellent advice!