It’s Time to Stop Writing for the Day When the Pain Becomes Blinding

Managed 1.5K words on the new novel. Meant to try to wrap up the “Kiyohime” short story, but I wanted to put down a couple thoughts on Dragon Queller. “A couple thoughts” turned into “this scene” which turned into “this scene plus this bridge” which turned into “this chapter.”

Now head hurts a lot. Pain radiating down my neck and spreading to my shoulder. Looking at the monitor makes my eyes go squinty, and my stomach’s all queasy from the owing. Stupid of me, really, but I’d always figured that “suffering for one’s art” was figurative.

I think it’s time to call to call it done for the day. And take a handful of pills.

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3 Responses to It’s Time to Stop Writing for the Day When the Pain Becomes Blinding

  1. Ari Marmell says:

    Didn’t we *just * talk about this? You’re supposed to be feeling *better*, not making yourself worse. :-(

  2. Eugie Foster says:

    “Better” is relative. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, dammit. Also, *ow*.

  3. and” relative’ is what we are and I’m proud of it. Sticking to that also.
    By the way, you are better than better.

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