Monday, 24 July 2017

Tales From My Sick Bed: So When Will I Get Better?


Last week I did a blog post about the upcoming event - Darker Side Of Fiction 2017 - but this week I'm back to my short posts and tales from my sick bed. While I am doing somewhat better - my fever finally broke - it's gonna be a little while longer until I'm back on my feet and up to my usual antics. Of course as I said in the first of these, my writing doesn't stop and nor does my job which means a lot of juggling to keep up with everything while also obeying my doctor's orders and not overdoing it. That's harder than you think.

As I spoke about in my first post, when you want to do something, even if you are sick, you will generally find a way to do it. So long as it's within reason. I don't mean if you want to run a marathon while being a full-time wheelchair user, though I'm sure somebody somewhere will tell me about a friend of theirs who managed it. I was talking about smaller things, such as wanting to keep to my #JoWriMoGo schedule and manage to write more pages this month than there are days. I'm happy to tell you that I've beaten that already but I don't think this is going to be a record month. And neither will August.

In the past few days I have been spending my spoons wisely. I have videos to pre-record, which then need editing, uploading and captioning and while I would normally do this all in one day, in the past few weeks I've been doing it spread out to make sure that I don't make myself sicker. One thing my doctor was clear on, that while writing in bed is an option, it shouldn't be at the expense of my health. So I've taken to doing my daily reading in bed instead. I have a healthy TBR and am slowly working my way through the last in the alphabet series having started at the beginning a few weeks back.

This means that I can get more reviews done for the blog, so technically it counts as work - though not all the books I read I review on my blog of course. I've also been splitting my sat down writing time up to a bit every few hours. I find that the temptation to keep going when doing it all at once is way too strong and then I end up paying for it the next day. On top of that I have these blog posts to write as well. It's a lot of juggling, but it's worth it to make sure that I do keep going on the road to recovery.

So that's it for this week. Hopefully next week I might be back to my regular programming and all of that. Here's hoping!

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