Something About Life and Lemons

Sometimes life hands you lemons, and you can gripe about it or you can make the lemon-based product of your choosing. Sometimes life hands you flu instead, and there’s not much you can make out of flu (except more flu).

Friend, I have been sick for the better part of a week now. My body has ached from my scalp to my soles. I have had chills. I have had hot flushes. I have been nauseated, and I have been ravenous. And I have spent the last two days tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle and a steady supply of Flusin S and ACC200.

My creative output has stalled, and my outlook has not been much improved by the results of the UK elections. Although I’m not a UK citizen or UK based, I have family who are, and I am also devastated because of the impact that UK politics has on the world – that tiny island has enormous influence.

This morning finds me not cured, but at least a bit better. A bit less sore, and a bit less likely to infect others. Which is excellent because not only is my lovely sister-in-law in the area with husband and wee bab in tow, for the last time in probably many years, but I’m also scheduled to interview another author at her book launch this afternoon. And there’s the local writing group’s NaNo TGIO party tomorrow afternoon.

In writing news, I managed 1,128 early in the week, before the illness overtook me on Thusday. I did manage 268 quite late last night though, so my total for the week is a trifling 1,396. At this point I’m going to have to pull several dozen rabbits out of several dozen hats to meet my deadline. (The publisher has offered to extend the deadline but I want to try and meet it if I can.) I have also not worked on 19/Choices AT ALL, so that will definitely not be ready for 31 Dec. I think I may have to put it on the shelf until the Kaye Bellingan stuff is out of the way.

I will probably not be posting much more through the holidays, but I want to thank you for all your support through 2019, and wish you all the best for 2020. Be good, be kind, and take care of yourself. And however you celebrate, whatever you celebrate, happy holidays.

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