Update on things

Survivor  is almost finished, and I have almost 40k done in new words.  Pretty darned cool.  It is on hold for a bit while I’m working on Flamebound.  I needed a breather, so this works.  I will be finishing Survivor up by the end of the year for sure, barring any catastrophies. 

The shoulder/back is still really bad.  Had an MRI (hello, claustrophobia!) and no evidence of a rotator cuff tear or partial tear, which is good news.  I’ve been diagnosed with burstitis.  I can’t believe how painful it is.  I start P.T. sometime in the next week or so.

I started on Flamebound and am halfway done with the first draft.  It’s doing pretty well.  I’m happy with it so far, despite the Block of Doom last night.  I ended up ripping out 2 scenes that just were’t working and rewriting them.  Hopefully, this new stuff will be better.

Since I’m looking at trying to get this published after an edit/revision, my inner editor has been banging me over the head with a lot of insults and taunting, which is not good for drafting.  I’m very hard on myself anyways, but this has been a bit worse.  But I’m moving forward regardless.  I hope to have it done by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.

Sometime before the end of the year, I’d like to take a crack at Pirouette’s edit/revision.  Which means at minimum, it prolly won’t be done this year.  Which is okay.  I needed the time away, and I believe the story will be better for it.  Maybe 2009 will be the Year of the Agent.  We just never know.

Been also writing poetry for my chapbook, Life as a Moving Target.  I started it in 2004 and it’s basically done, but I wanted to write some new material.  Let’s just say that life has inspired me again.  I’ve shopped it around on and off for the past 4 years with no bites, so my intention is to edit the manuscript again and get it out the door either this year or the beginning of 2009.

The chapbook is about living with fibromyalgia and intractable vertigo.  One of my goals since being diagnosed was to educate the public about both of these conditions.  While fibro is talked about more, there are still people who don’t know it exists, and how it can profoundly affect a person’s life.  And still others don’t believe it even exists, which is so sad.

So that’s what’s going on right now.  Busy, working through this burtitis, trying to get as much done as humanely possible.

Numbers from vacation week: 16k.  Yes, in ONE week.  My personal best ever.  Had a few 3k days that pushed me over the edge there.

Year to date: 187k.  Very happy with those numbers.

Things are good.  I’m pretty happy.  I’m convinced that good things are coming my way.

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