Taking the rest of the day off from writing yesterday was definitely the right thing to do. I am still grieving the loss of my friends, praying for another, and hoping P.R. gets to come home today. My thoughts are with the families who are dealing with loss and worry but I have gotten past my initial shock of it all and am deal with the emotions now.
I'm at a point in the companion short, Margret's Redemption, where she needs to explain her depth of loss after losing her husband and now having to give up her children. I need to channel the things I am feeling right now into my writing. I believe it will not only make it more authentic but emotionally deeper than I would have written otherwise.
As much as life can suck some days, it can be a great coach and motivator and writing can be great therapy.