Remember what I said yesterday about how I was struggling to get myself writing again? Well, I kinda put all my chips on the table in that sphere just now -- I got into the writing workshop class I wanted, and I signed up for the earliest critique spot -- it's still a few weeks in, but at my fully functional writing speed I'll need to be working on what I'll have reviewed by the end of this week.
The writing we did in class today was some of the most emotionally demanding and exhausting writing I've done in a long time. The topic prompts went straight for the emotional core, and my chest still kinda hurts from it. My take-away from that is both that this is going to be a really difficult and challenging class, and that this is going to be fantastic for my writing.