A great chat

Last night I hosted an online conversation about storytelling and had a magnificent time.

It was a small group of experienced tellers talking about how we go about developing and revising stories, how we make them our own.

It’s so incredibly cool how we can start from the same idea – or even the same story – and once we put our own perspective and experiences into it, we each have a unique tale to tell.

It’s fascinating to hear the similarities and the differences in everyone’s approach and it makes for an excellent reminder that everyone has something to bring to the metaphorical table.

What a pleasure it is to hang out with other storytellers this way!

Today feels summery

As I write this, I am lying in my circular swing that is hanging from a tree in my backyard.

This is one of my favourite sights in the entire world.

A photo taken from underneath, looking up at branches of a tree with bright green leaves and blue sky beyond.

Brain jumble

Ever hear the quote ‘Sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter?’

I am living that today.

I’m a chatty writer at the best of times but when I’m busy or jumbled, I REALLY take the long way around.

Except for this post apparently!

Prioritizing is a thing, right?

I have a lot of complicated tasks to do this week.

Well, I don’t actually have time to do them all.

I’m going to have to prioritize.

Prioritizing is my least available skill at the moment.

If you don’t struggle with prioritizing, you have no idea how many decisions are involved in the process.

And when I am tired or when I have a lot of task switching to do it is nearly impossible for me to make all those decisions.

I guess my best approach is to get as much sleep as I can and to do whatever possible to minimize task switching.

Cross your fingers for me.