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!
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.
I even managed to get a few words down today, in-between naps.
Today’s Wordcount (including yesterdays post): 565
Considering I’ve been either sleeping or throwing up for the past few days it will not surprise you that I have not done any writing. It was my plan to get the synopsis for my novel written by now.
I am almost feeling human again now and have managed to eat a little bit today. I think maybe I will be able to make a start on the synopsis tomorrow.
I’m happy enough that I’ve managed to write these words and posted on my other blog.
Time for another nap
Today’s Word count: 125
So I am trying out a new App called Fabulous, it’s meant to help with motivation and forming positive habits. It worked for me today! Though I suppose that really isn’t the purpose of the app. I’ll see if it continues to work.
Anyway, I’m pleased with myself today because as well as tidying up a bit, making calls and ordering a certain husbands anniversary present, I also managed to get properly started on my next chapter. I was struggling to introduce a new character and so I spent a lot of yesterday re-reading all the scenes with him in. I have now finally introduced my second protagonist in a way I’m happy with.
I’ve also written the first paragraph of my flash fiction entry, due at the end of the month.
Today’s Word Count: 605 words
I only wrote the first couple of sentences of a chapter today. I’m finding it very difficult to get started again. The screen hurts my eyes.
Yesterday we did the first stock take at Crafty. I spent the day counting buttons. It all sounds very fun, but after the first five tubes or so my head started to hurt. It hasn’t stopped hurting. My routine has still not settled back into place. I was in work on Tuesday and not today. I feel somewhat all over the place. One step at a time though right?
Two sentences is better than nothing.
Today’s Word count: 170
The picture of buttons is from the very talented artist Mike Savad, click on the link to see more of his work
I’ve had a lovely, if utterly exhausting trip to see my husbands family in Wales. it’s the biggest, most anxiety provoking thing I have attempted in over two years. I survived it. I also learned that a lot of family in Wales read my blog. Hi Guys. I will probably natter on about it a bit later in the week, for now however, I am way too tired for any of that.
The internet, essentially, does not exist in Conwy, hence my lack of posts. However I have been scribbling away in my new Hogwarts notebook.
I was inspired by a gorgeous walks around Bodnant Garden and Conwy Bay. We also frequented many a tea room including a lovely place in Llandudno called The Rabbit Hole.
The Rabbit Hole Café is a Social Enterprise set up by Aberconwy Mind to provide real work experience and training for people who have experienced or are experiencing mental health issues. All profits from the cafe are put back into the charity to continue delivering valuable support, training and mentoring for the trainees and volunteers. The Rabbit Hole places social value at the heart of how it works and believes that public services should be delivered in a way that provides maximum benefit to the local community. The project will provide other community based services therefore enabling it to be socially inclusive whilst offering innovative and inspirational activities to the wider community.
Spooky old fountain surrounded by dead wisteria
The Boat House
Waterfall to the Dell
Warming Fire near the Old Stables
Paper Bark Cherry
Over the past few days I managed to scribble down about 500 words so all in all my word count is 750
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…
Wrote a rough draft of Crafty Sew & So‘s blog which will be published on Sunday. I’m writing a fun little tutorial for Bunny Bunting. Now I’m going to bed because I went kick boxing tonight and my frail asthmatic body rejected any attempts at making myself fit.
Word count: around 200 words
It’s been another revision day. I’m still scribbling through the first part of my novel trying to get all the characters and aspects of the world solid in my head. There’s nothing that annoys me more than in-continuity. So yes, not much actual writing today but I didn’t include Saturdays Today I Made… post in yesterdays word count because i wrote it after the Today I Wrote post. I’m stealing those words for today.
Word count: around 600 words
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
After an emotionally exhausting morning and a quick lunch, I dashed off into town to get new glasses! Also an eye test and a contact lens check up which was well over due. I ended up spending a long time in town and came home. I am now both emotional and physically exhausted but with a fancy new pair of spectacles.
This post is the sum total of my words today.