Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spin me out

I’m baaaack. Guess I should explain the absence: I’ve had a recurrence of vertigo and this makes it hard to read and write so I’ve been reserving the good spells for essentials like my contracted work and my WIP. You know, that ‘you only have so many hours in the day and you can’t do everything’ issue. With a twist. Or should that be spin?

I’ve still got vertigo (it’s benign paroxysmal positional vertigo – try that as a tongue twister if you dare) but it’s decreasing in severity and I’m getting longer good spells. Having some treatment, hopefully it will improve. But enough of the boring stuff, moving on.

My manuscript remains in the ‘what was I thinking?’ zone but I’m pushing forwards and making words. All writers seem to go through this with every manuscript they write; the ideas that had you chortling with glee when you outlined them now just seem really, well, dull. But as my CP said to me this morning, if it was a good idea before it probably still is and will be recognisably so again. Eventually.

Speaking of CPs – let me finish this entry with congratulations for two of mine on their recent sales. Tracey O’hara and Erica Hayes, take a bow. You rock.


Kirsty C said...

Wow, you get to hang out with some cool people :)

Erica said...

Hey, thanks AJ!

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Eleni Konstantine said...

Hey AJ,
So true you can't do everything in a day - especially between feeling the BPPV. And I so understand the feeling of not being the zone with a WIP - I call mine the NeverEnding Story ;)) Hopefully you get your groove back soon.

And yes a round of applause to Tracey and Erica.

You ALL rock! :))

Cassandra Samuels said...

Sorry to hear that the vertigo has taken such a tole on you. It doesn't seem fair when you have so much to do, does it? All those thoughts in your head and not being able to do with them what you want.

I started to hate my MS - could not wait for it to go away and leave me alone but I knew I had to finish it. Well, I have now, the rough draft anyway. I feel better now, although I know I still have a heap of work to do.

As you said you have to just keep putting the words down. Great post. Feel better.

AJ Macpherson said...

Hi Eleni and Cassandra,

Thanks for your comments, it's always good to hear from fellow sufferers, LOL. As you'll see from my latest post, the words are adding up again and I'm nearly there. May it be so for you also!