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So not the meek one
Monday, November 29th, 2010

NaNo Day 28:
Viking-2—1836 words
TW—0 words :cry:

The militant not the meek shall inherit the earth. ~Mother Jones

Okay, so that saying’s completely random. Not sure why it struck me as something I wanted to post here. Maybe it’s because I’ve been singlemindedly heading toward this trifecta of deadlines, unwavering in my intent. I’m close. I know the most important of the three will be off my desk late Tuesday. I’m praying the second will be gone Wednesday. But I’m thinking I may need one more day to finish the last one. So one day late on one deadline. Not too bad, huh?

Not that I’m bowing to the pressure. Everyone around me knows to leave me alone. I snap and snarl. My eyes are so bloodshot I look as though I’ve been on a week-long pub crawl.

When the smoke clears, I hope I can recover my bright, bubbly self. And I’ll have to diet for weeks. I’ve been living off coffee, english toffee cappuccino mix and Dove dark chocolate. Since I’ve been wearing only pajama bottoms and sweats, I won’t know the true verdict until I try on my jeans.

Yesterday, I completed another four chapter editing blitz of the Viking book. I read another eight Girls Who Bite stories, corresponded with an author regarding changes to her amazing short, but didn’t touch the TW novella. I just didn’t have the energy left, so I cut off working at six and headed over to spend some time gossipping with the red-headed hellion. If I think my life’s hell, she can always do one better. So I returned feeling smug. Thanks so much dd for putting my teeny-tiny stressors into perspective!

What has you stressed out?

12 comments to “So not the meek one”

  1. Wesley Nichols
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 10:40 am · Link

    Hi Delilah,

    I haven’t been stressed so much as nervous. This Thursday, I fly to Beijing to begin teaching english at ABC schools. This will be my first actual job and I am very nervous about it. If all goes well I will be teaching for a year, (I have a one month trila period). My father says I should not stress out and stop turning this trip into a test of manhood.

    The next three days I will be preparing for my trip and making sure I have all the necessary items with me for my trip. This includes buying the appropraite clothing and going to have myself checked by the doctor.

    I am glad your writing is going well and that you shouold finish your deadlines soon.



  2. Valerie
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 10:55 am · Link

    I get stressed when my kids try to talk to me when I want to read blog posts!!!!

    Hehe!!!

    Valerie



  3. Miranda
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Deadlines stress me out and Christmas Cards. Well they are one in the same, I create family Christmas Cards and after Friday I will not have to do another for almost a year! Yay! After a thousand different designs in a month I’m losing the Christmas creative vibe. So I haven’t been on here much lately but go on with your wicked self Delilah your doing great! PS send some of that Dove Chocolate my way! :wink:



  4. Miranda
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 1:52 pm · Link

    I must be losing my mind along with the Christmas Card vibe. Not a thousand designs more like a few hundred. :oops: I need sleep!



  5. Brandy W
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 5:33 pm · Link

    I’m not feeling too stressed right now. Mostly because I refuse to think about the things that will stress me out. Shopping for Christmas, mailing packages, waiting for a response, figuring out what I’m going to do next. Ugh!

    I think I’ll go get a cup of coffee now.



  6. Susan
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 6:44 pm · Link

    I was stressed out about what to get my Dad for Christmas until I read about your deadlines. I feel better now!

    Wesley, I wish you all the best on your new teaching job!



  7. GladysMP
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 7:23 pm · Link

    Maybe I am not well organized, but I never seem to get everything done in a day that I had planned to do. It is very stressful. I try to plan for interuptions, but I still find myself running out of time.



  8. Diane Sadler
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm · Link

    I feel stressed about my Dad, he’s 87 yrs old and living alone in his house and doesn’t want to go into a senior’shome yet; he is getting older and I worry about him.



  9. Diane Sadler
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      · November 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm · Link

    I feel stressed about my Dad, he’s 87 yrs old and living alone in his house and doesn’t want to go into a senior’s home yet; he is getting older and I worry about him.



  10. Delilah
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      · November 30th, 2010 at 1:13 am · Link

    Wesley! I wish you a safe flight. I know you’ll do well. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures. And if you happen to learn any cool Chinese fairy tales while you’re over there… :mrgreen:

    Miranda! Those Christmas card designs sound cool. You’ll have to share! I usually buy a box, but forget to write them out.

    Everybody! As always, I love hearing what you’re up to. Glad to know I’m not the only crazy person out there!



  11. sue brandes
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      · November 30th, 2010 at 7:16 pm · Link

    I get stressed around the Christmas holidays. And trying to keep up the house with working too. LOL. :wink:



  12. Delilah
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      · November 30th, 2010 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Sue, I hear ya. Haven’t even throught about what to do about Christmas!