Thursday, August 13, 2009

Knickers in a twist

I’ve got my writing knickers in a time twist.

It’s giving me a headache… but that could also be the respiratory bug I’ve been fighting off since Monday. I don’t think it’s the piggy variety but the longer it goes on… the less sure I am. Is there any point in having it diagnosed?

I just have to rest, take paracetamol and drink fluids until I feel better, right?

And in the meantime there are still the writing knickers and the time twist to sort out. *Sigh* Horses, bolting and stable doors an’ all: it’s clear to me why good record keeping would’ve been a wise move while I’m writing. Instead I have to trawl through 60,000 words to find out all the places that I’ve made statements about age and characters meeting and buying houses and all the things that should’ve taken eight years that need to happen within eight months in my story.

I thought I could do without paracetamol today… on reflection I think I’ll go and get another dose. I think my writing knickers might need to stay twisted for another day.

10 comments:

B said...

my friend had swine flu. apparently it's sudden high fever that's the giveaway symptom. does that help or just worry you more???

leave the worrying about writing for another day. get well soon xxx

Queenie said...

Yep, take it easy. And when you're feeling stronger, I recommend a spreadsheet. It works for me.

Amanda said...

Yes, don't be thinking about your writing today - just get well x

Carol said...

I agree with what everyone else has said. Drink lots of water and tea, put Tootsie on and chill out!! The writing will still be there tomorrow :-)

C x

Captain Black said...

Yes, get well soon. The undergarments can be untangled later. Time lines and character sheets are good for this.

Tam said...

Sounds most uncomfortable (twisted knickers but also bug thing). Hope you get everything sorted soon x

Debs said...

Sounds grim. I hope you feel better soon.

Geotacs said...

sorry to hear that you aren't going through the bes of times...

yes drink more fluids ans rest more...

no harm seeking out a doctor and have it diagnosed...

if it H1N1 A the sooner you get proper care the better...

take care

Angie said...

Feel better soon, honey, and do have it checked out if you're not improving soon!

Keeping track of timelines, dates, and etc. is a nasty business. I keep a list of notes in word and use the find function...very inefficient, but it works. ;)

xx

liz fenwick said...

Be good to yourself. And I'm hopeless at keeping my facts in order and am continuous scrolling back to sort it! I have tried in Penderown to have a notebook at my side to write this stuff down but in the rush of creativity I always forget!
lx