I wish my body wasn't at the whim of various ailments. Days after recovering from a hellish migraine asthma kicked in yet again. Another course of steroids started yesterday. I despise the combo of low oxygen levels and steroid induced manic moods. Plus the debilitating pain in my rib cage caused by the strain of … Continue reading Damn It Asthma, Could You Not?
I had a late start to the day, anxiety has spiked for some reason. Yesterday I gave feedback for writers group. It took a lot of brain power. Missing two weeks affected me far more than I thought. I enjoy giving a critique, it's a fun way to learn how to be a better writer … Continue reading Getting Back Into It
I've been out of commission for a few days as my head has been swimming in the soupy mess that is a migraine. It's still there, niggling at the edges of my skull. Today I printed out a couple of extracts from my writers group. After missing a couple of weeks it was surprisingly difficult … Continue reading Migraine Strikes Again
The past few days I've been struggling with stomach cramps. hot water bottle and curled up in bed. Writing didn't happen, or at least not much. the hour change was a pain in the ass too. If there was any year we could all collectively ignore British Summer Time it's this one. What does it … Continue reading Relationships
It's a bit of a late post tonight. today is my mum's birthday and we've been having fun playing virtual board games, Saboteur to be precise. We managed to get the whole family together for a games night. Earlier in the day we sang happy birthday with the two grandchildren. They had a cupcake each … Continue reading Virtual Birthday Party And Character Motivation
Life feels a little easier today. I know many wise people are saying in these times we shouldn't put pressure on ourselves to get everything done. I agree. However, I need to do things in order to feel like i'm in control. Writing helps me. Sewing helps me. Doing exercises helps me. It's all in … Continue reading A Good Morning Spent Writing And Revising
I have taken the virus seriously since it began. Not because i'm incredibly altruistic or restrained. I seriously feared for my life due to asthma. I am also privileged because I'm not currently in work, so there were no difficult decisions to make. On wednesday my anxiety reached new peaks. My husband was tired through … Continue reading It’s Beginning To Hit Home
This morning was spent in the summer house perusing through The Emotional Craft of Fiction. It's a fantastic guide for writing by Donald Maass. Skipping ahead I had a sneaky peak at Love thy Neighbor: Decency and Goodness. Maass takes a look at how communities work in fiction and how to avoid creating a polarized … Continue reading Setting
My heart is beating hard. If I let my hands still for a moment they tremble. Stinging eyes, head pounding, stomach cramping and my tongue is thick with white film. These delightful symptoms are all down to the latest batch of steroids. For over a fortnight I've existed on an exhausting jittery energy. I've finished … Continue reading Shaking But Writing
Yesterday and this morning I have been focusing on giving readings for my Thursday writing group. It's become an online group since Covid-19. Technically i suppose there's no point keeping to one day, however I shall be continue to give my feedback on a thursday. I do well with routine and deadlines. I'm not sure … Continue reading Does Drawing Count As Writing?