If you come here looking for more of the novel today, nope, won’t find it. There was some, but not a lot. Why?
Sickness. For the most part.
I did as I am want to do; blog in the morning and head for work, though sometimes those lines get blurred just a little. But if you’ve been following me for the last few days you’ll know I’ve not been feeling one hundred percent, or even close to seventy or eighty. It’s been like a low-level “blah” that had taken over, and it was messing me up something bad. A few headaches, some dizziness, and a bit of nausea.
It was the last that really hit me yesterday morning, and I was unable to work through it as I have over the last couple of days. So it was a quick walk to the bathroom to, um, purge, you might say, and then back to my desk. I repeated that about ten minutes later, and once back at my desk I was about to pen an email to my manager telling him I was leaving for the day when he strolled in and I told him in person.
After a slow walk home I crashed and slept for about an hour, hour and a half. I think it was more than an hour, but I’m not really certain because my head was kinda spinning a little by the time I made it through the door.
The thing is upon waking up I felt fine. My head wasn’t spinning, my stomach had settled down, and I could actually wear my glasses without feeling like my head was spinning out of control. In short, I seemed much better, and told my friends this amazing fact. With this I changed my clothing and went out to pick up a few groceries, then decided much later to do an early dinner, with my computer, and get in some writing.
The writing wasn’t there, however. I knew what I wanted to write, but I couldn’t get my head around it. I’d written twelve hundred words the night before, and a lot of times when I do that I can’t find the focus to do the wording. I manged just a little over four hundred, but when I realized more wasn’t coming without some teeth pulling, I shut it down, just as William Gibson suggested.
I realize today that I will be incredibly busy over the next week. I have a novel for my book club to finish, a letter or two to write, and a few other things planed. Next Friday I do my shot in the morning because I have labs in the afternoon, and the next shot after that I’m going to do a little video for. I’m also planing on doing another video reading, probably within the next couple of weeks.
And the novel; don’t forget the novel.
This is all going somewhere. I just wish I knew where.