“Hello, my name is Henrietta and I’m a magnet for sick bugs and viruses.”
(“Hello, Henrietta. What would you like to share with us today.”)
“Now I am getting over a fresh cold + migraine attack and feeling pretty bitchy about things writing projects honestly. Everyone tells me to let myself heal before doing any serious writing and I’ve come to the conclusion if I do that I’m NEVER going to write anything ever again. Yeah, it may be a bit doom-and-gloom, but that’s the way I’m feeling. So, I’ve made myself a writing schedule for next week and I’m going to write, write, write. Even if it is only a few words a day and not thousands, I’m still putting myself in front of the laptop or picking up the pen and I’m writing.
One thing that’s helped me come to this conclusion has been reading. I’ve read a lot in these past few weeks (months) and have hit upon the novels of Larry Correia. He writes what I like to read and I’ve enjoyed every word of the novels I’ve read so far – there are plans for reading many more of them.
I can’t explain why his novels are the ones that have helped boost my writing desire except for the fact he really does write what I like to read. Besides reading the first Monster Hunter International novel currently, I am also listening to the second Grimnoire novel on Audible. Sometimes it is a toss-up as to which one will get the read or listen because I’m enjoying both. (I’ve also decided to go ahead and purchase the e-books of the Grimnoire series as well and will probably get the hardcopy version, too. When I’m a fan, I’m a fan!) Yesterday, when a migraine came – thank You God for medication that works – I became…pissed. I wanted to do read. I wanted to hang out with my friends and husband. I wanted to go through my notes for MMM. There were a ton of other things I wanted to do other than to take medication and sit in a quiet, dark room with soft music playing.
However, I was super-lucky in that the medication actually worked this time – sometimes it’s a toss-up of whether or not I take it in time; it’s usually a race between migraine and the medication as to which one wins – and it is over today. Now all I have going on is a stuffy head, which feels very much like a cold, but it could also be allergies. I also want to catch the little bugs and viruses and pound them into…squishy masses of inactive matter! Yeah, that’s it! Squishy inactive matter!
I feel better now. Thanks for listening. Whose next?”