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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stress is Good For Us! #IWSG

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the Insecure Writers Support Group! Learn more HERE.

I've been focusing on the psycho part of my psycho author career lately. I just finished a professional conference in Big Sky, Montana, and head back down the mountain today. Right now it's -17 F! Here's the view from my hotel room:

I presented on treating trauma in a special population, and shared my "screen door" metaphor to explain flashbacks. Check out this POST if you're interested in how to write PTSD more accurately. It was wonderful connecting with colleagues.

One excellent TED talk I learned about at the conference is about how stress can be good for us. So if your heart's racing, your stomach full of butterflies, your muscles tingling…those are signs your body is preparing to rise to the challenge!

Progress is slow with my WIP, and sales aren't great. But I continue to enjoy the opportunity to create characters and stories.

How's your month going?


Steven said...

I'm definitely leveraging stress to rise above adversity right now. Thanks for the excellent reinforcement!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool you got to present at the conference. Stay warm!

Jessica said...

Awesome that you presented at a conference. Keep the passion going!

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Nicki Elson said...

Ah, that's very good to hear. And makes a lot of sense when I think about the differences between my two kids - my duaghter is always stressing out, and she's also borderline overachiever. Then there's the boy...totally laid back and his mother tooootally worries about whether he's ever going to work up enough ambition to move out of the house one day, hehe.

Cherie Colyer said...

Beautiful view from your room. It's good to know that tingling feeling means something good. =)


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