As you can probably imagine, I haven’t been getting much writing done lately. Try practically zero. The surgery & following recovery have really set me back, even more than I was expecting.
Now, I know there are dedicated, guerrilla writers out there, who jury-rig their laptops to hang from the ceiling over their beds so they can type the day after waking from a coma, but I am SO not that type of person. When I feel like crap, I can’t do much of anything but sit there feeling like crap. And even though I tend to heal quickly (from the actual cuts, breaks, bruises, incisions, etc.) the rest of me takes much longer to recoup. The lethargy & fogginess & continued pain meds have me just dragging.
It should be noted, however, that I have made several “attempts” at being productive. I get geared up. I surround myself with my notes, my Alphie, my previous chapters. I even do that little spider dance with my fingers, getting warmed up for a major writing session. And then either…
It is not pretty, let me tell you.
Thank goodness for my wonderful Desire editors, who have been so understanding & patient while I try to haul my butt back toward some semblance of a routine. No luck yet, but I’m working on it. Really, I am.
And Agent Extraordinaire had a great idea to help me get back on track. He suggested that, in addition to simply reading back through what I have so far of my current work-in-progress (a new secret baby story for Harlequin Desire!), I try typing it in all over again. The hope is that it will not only get me totally enmeshed with my characters & storyline again, but get me back into the habit of type-type-tickety-tack-typing.
So that is going to be my first step & my new goal. I know I love my current project & was having plenty of fun with it in the beginning…now let’s see if I can shake off this post-op fog & dive back in!
18 Comments • Comments Feed