Monday, April 20, 2009

Mortality's A Drag

Untouched word count at 55K.

Which means I haven't written my 1K/day goal since April 6th, two weeks ago. TWO WEEKS! Ugh, how shameful! Not to mention that Untouched hit 50K March 16th. Double ugh!

I don't have a good excuse for the latter half of March, but I have been pretty sick these last two weeks. Turns out sinus infections are not good for writing. And it turns out sinus infections can spread to your lungs, causing a nasty case of bronchitis. Which can then trigger your previously latent asthma. Overall, not fun!

But I finally went to the doctor. It took me awhile to be sure I was really sick- I didn't want to go to the hospital for the sniffles. So now I'm loaded up on antibiotics, medicated cough syrup and an inhaler. And I'm feeling much better!

So hopefully Untouched will get some more love in these coming weeks. I have big plans for the direction of the story line, and I really want to finish up draft #1 so I can have the base of the story all written out. Then comes the fun stuff- revisions and layers and edits- oh my!


  1. Good luck getting back into the swing of things. We're still making our way through revisions and it's taking FOREVER. But the end is in sight. We're finally on the last 50 pages...almost...there.

  2. Well I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Don't worry about missing out on the two weeks. I'm sure you'll get back on it, since you had enough drive to blog about it. Obviously you want to, so just let your fingers (pen) do the talking.

  3. I feel ya on the mortality front. Not at all fun. But now you'll appreciate your WIP even more! Not that getting sick is a healthy way to motivate yourself.

  4. Argh, get better soon! Glad you are on the mend, at least. I hope you can get some good writing in!

  5. I'm glad you're feeling better. Being sick is bad enough, when you have things to do, it's very frustrating. Hope you continue to improve.