Sick & Tired: Managing Sick Days As An Author


Seven days. That's how long I've been sick.


Living out in the country, it's not easy being ill. I live alone, a good forty-five minutes from the closest WalMart, and there ain't a doctor to be seen. So being sick SUCKS. But what's worse than all the coughing and the sniffling and the head fuzzing cough syrups?

GETTING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE! Hello, guilt!!!


Yup, I admit it. I am a plotter to an extreme, and I am OCD about my writing schedule. So nothing pisses me off worse than having to take a break. But let's face it: You can't write great scenes when you feel like you're going to puke on your keyboard. So what is an author to do?


Lucky for me, I followed the advice of my father when I created my schedule and wrote in a few days for dramas such as this. I am starting to run low on "sick days," though, and I am pretty sure I'll have a teeeensy bit of a break down if I'm still sick when that time comes. But, for now, I am focusing on getting better. But man, do I still feel guilty for all the writing time I'm missing!


Currently, I am writing about a 60-70,000 word book a month, which is a bit of a crazy proposition but is a lot of fun to do! It means whirling through characters and places in a way that leaves the head spinning... but isn't something I can pull off feeling like shit. :( (Much less when I'm high on Mucinex!)


So please, lend me your prayers, 'cause I need to get well soon so that I can get more books out to you guys!


Much love to all my readers, and please, if I am late to send you a prize for a giveaway, be patient! I WILL send it your way as soon as I am well enough to drive the hour to the post office!


Hugs from Sky

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