Monday, October 18, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours

This week is a short one since I’ve got a lot of writing to catch up on: 14,327 more words to go. It’s six days until pitch down. And, Murphy’s Law has been visiting me.

The week before last I came down with a low grade fever. It didn’t go above one hundred but it didn’t go below ninety-nine. All I wanted to do was lay/lie (  still get this confused even when I’m staring at my grammar book) down and sleep.

Last Monday, I visited the doctor who diagnosed me with chronic sinusitis. The medicine prescribed was Augmentin. My mouth has an everlasting metal taste, and the stuff makes me nauseated even though I eat crackers when I take the darned thing.

Four days after hearing about my chronic snot condition, daughter number four was in a car accident with her boyfriend. Not wearing her seatbelt saved her life, but she’s got a good case of whiplash, lower back, and hip injuries.

Plus, I have the schedule from hell this week. Twenty-six haircuts on Saturday. Twenty haircuts on Sunday and today I did twenty-three. My fingers hurt, not to mention my tootsies. Sleep keeps crossing my eyelids.

Well, when it rains, it pours. The only thing I can do is to keep going forward.

Happy writing everyone!

Next week I’ll write about my experiences doing the real pitch, and I promise not to sound so glum.


  1. I used to be a hairdressor too. I so understand your pain...the aching back and knees.

    I love your description of the characters in your head. You just might convince me of trying fiction yet.

  2. (got your link from WD) I can relate to your reference about the characters in your head. They live with you the entire time. I found that once I finished the first draft of my novel and gave it to some people to read the "voices" in my head quietened down. They'll be back for draft two no doubt. That emptiness up top didn't last long and a bunch of new characters now live upstairs. At least an author is never lonely!

  3. Even when your head is full of snot, the characters have no problem hanging out up there. Met some new characters this weekend, too. Yup! Boogies don't scare them either.


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