Monday, February 20, 2012


So, you know how I have three kids, a part time job, a husband, a household, and a fetus to manage? And how I can still write a book in like six months? And how people think I'm nuts?

Well, the only way that works is that I tell myself that it's something I have to do. I have to make the time for it. I have to wake up at four in the morning and type chapters on my phone and quit whining and just write the darn book. And there's no such thing as an obstacle so huge as to make me stop working on a project, especially during those precious weekend hours.

It's true. There is no obstacle so huge as that. There is, however, one small enough.

The stomach virus.


Yep! Caught a DISGUSTING stomach virus this weekend and spent all of Sunday in bed, either at home with a bucket or at the hospital with an IV stuck in my arm.

 I even got all excited because I was going to the hospital for a few hours, where it's Calm! and Quiet! I merrily packed up my Kindle and netbook (well, as merrily as one can with extreme nausea,) and a ton of cords. Turns out, though, that the nurses can just stick something in your IV without telling you that it'll knock you out STONE COLD FOR SIXTEEN HOURS. Which is what happened to me.

Which means I didn't get anything done, writing-wise, this weekend. Also, my house exploded with laundry and kitchen debris.  

So, yeah. I'm not invincible. And I've been put in my place, by a freaky microscopic organism. I've been SCHOOLED, that sometimes I can't write and sometimes that's not because I'm lazy or whining.

On the upside - I'm really glad I had the experience of being knocked unconscious with drugs, because I need to do that to Havah anyway, and now I'll know exactly how it feels. (See? Can't stop my brain. For the most part.)

What about you, sweet readers? When's a time that you've been put in your place, writing-wise or otherwise?


  1. You're one of those writers who inspire me greatly. I'm constantly amazed at what you're able to accomplish, with everything else you have going on.

    I'm sorry about the stomach virus, and hope you're feeling better now. *hugs*

  2. Eeeep! I hope you feel better, that sounds nasty. *hugs*

  3. GAH! Hard day, can't believe the hospital did that to you, don't they know you need to read?! At least you got some well deserved rest!!! Feel better super duper soon :D

  4. You're amazing! You know that, right? That's a pretty bad virus to land you in the hospital! Dang. I hope you're feeling better! I imagine something that bad would take a while to recover from. Amazing resilience or not.

  5. Sad! I'm impressed you're able to put a positive spin on a nasty stomach bug (first of all) and then going to the freaking hospital! Just one of the reasons I bestowed upon you the might Kreativ Blogger Award (oooo, ahhh). Hope over to my blog to see. ^_^
    Glad you're feeling better!

  6. I hope you're feeling better.

  7. That would be every day of what was supposed to be my 4-day weekend dedicated to writing. Friday was hijacked by my mother and sister. Fine, right? Still 3 days left. Except Saturday I cleaned all day and then had dinner with the in-laws. Sunday we ran errands and then visited our nephew, which is an all day affair because they live an hour away. And then yesterday I couldn't take the layers of dust on the furniture anymore, and then a friend called for an impromptu get together. All of which is way better than puking, but still... bye bye writing time.

    And with that, I'm off to work. Kill me now.

  8. Blech, stomach virus. That's terrible! But seeing as how you're probably the most motivated writer on the planet, I'm sure a weekend of medically induced sleep probably won't set you back too much. :-)