Writing Through The Asthma

I am once again on antibiotics for a chest infection and steroids for my asthma. This is my morning lot of medication.

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However, I have been able to work a fair bit on my novel. I’ve made a little rewards chart for wordcount goal I reach.  For the first 2100 words, I get a little reward for every 100 words. including, sharpening new pencils, buying a pack of Veggie Percy Pigs and having a bubble bath with scented candles. After that it’s rewards after every 200 words, then every 300 words. That should get me up to 10,000 words of my revised draft by new years.

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As most of my ‘writing’ is editing and making small adjustments I am using strikethrough instead of deleting so I can count my cutting as writing!

Today’s Wordcount: 618

This week’s word count: 1119

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Past Me Was A Dirty Liar!

Yesterday Morning

Oh yes, I’m feeling much better. My Asthma’s calmed down and I’m sure the side effects of steroids won’t even affect me anymore. I’ll be perfectly fine to go to Pride. Not even a big deal!

This Morning

Oh dear god I’m going to die!


It turns out that having a weak throat from asthma then shouting for prolonged periods, of time due to the rocking beats at pride, leads to a particularly sore throat. My body is completed shattered. I will always underestimate how much asthma affects me.

But on the other hand….I had an awesome time! I regret nothing! I’m still finding glitter in my hair and buzzing from the fair rides.

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I even managed to get a few words down today, in-between naps.

Today’s Wordcount (including yesterdays post): 565

 

Damn You Asthma!

Today has been a sleeping day.  I had a mild asthma attack last night and like a good little patient, followed my asthma plan, and headed to the doctor’s this morning. I’ve started my course of steroids which bring a whole lot of side effects added to the exhaustion of asthma. 

So yes I am grumpy and frustrated. Grustrated? 

I did manage a bit of plotting today. Essentially just typing up notes but it still counts. 

Today’s Wordcount: 221  

Literally Nothing

Not a single word put on paper, or screen, up until this point. My brain is well and truly frazzled. I was sorely tempted not to write a post. However, this blog is meant to keep an honest account of my writing.

Today I spent the morning playing a wonderful game of Arkham Horror with my husband. After lunch, I had a visit from my sister and her adorable daughter. We had a lot of fun making a lot of noise. Less than fifteen minutes after they left my Mother-in-law popped round for a cup of tea.

My Asthma caught up with me then and I completely crashed.

Word-count: This is it.

 

Nope, No Words

 

The heady mix of pilates, therapy and steroids yesterday meant I was too exhausted, both physically and emotionally to write, or do much of anything else for that matter.

Going to the dentist this morning did not improve matters. In the past I’ve been prescribed Diazepam for when I’m getting work done at the dentist. However what with being on a course of steroids for my asthma, my normal dose of Sertraline, and local anaesthetic, I thought adding another drug to the party would be one too many.

I stuck my headphones on closed my eyes and pretended I was somewhere else entirely. It didn’t work.

I have no idea whether I will be doing any writing tomorrow. I need a bit of time to get back into a routine. On Tuesday, It was my plan to write down how many words I’d written since I started this blog a month ago. Maybe that will happen at the end of this month?

Watch this space…

If only my body would work

I finished the lovely little post for Crafty Sew & So’s blog, to be published on Sunday. I’m feeling pretty drained today. My Asthma acted up last night, quite badly, and so today my throat and chest have been aching all day. Kick boxing, although fun, includes a lot of cardio which my lungs do not like.  I’m going to try and go through a little more of my printed out novel tonight but I don’t hold very high hopes.

The problem with asthma (beside not being able to breathe)  is the exhaustion. The lack of oxygen completely drains my body of all energy.

I rather think it’s a good thing I’m an author and not an athlete!

Today’s word count: 250 words

Sleepy

The days have been way too full recently. Story and Rhyme time this morning, afternoon at Crafty Sew & So, then Zumba in the evening. I only managed half of Zumba because my asthma acted up after half an hour.

I did a very small amount of revising  a set of instructions at Crafty, but words are words. Thursday is usually the day I try to get my writing done but I’ve got a check up with the dentist. if all goes well I should still be able to write in the afternoon. If not I will be a bundle of nerves and lucky if I have the motivation to do anything.

Wish me luck!

Word count for today: 165 words