Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and words of sympathy. Y’all are great.
Did some self-medication: lotso green tea, large doses of ice cream, and prolonged hugging sessions with Hobkin. I think Hobkin can sense that I need comforting. He’s been making it a point of attaching himself to me, moreso than usual even.
Still feeling depressed, but not spiraling any deeper into my mood funk. Holding steady is good. Also got an appointment with my rheumatologist on Friday. He’s not exactly a psychiatrist, but he can write prescriptions as good as the best of them.
1-day “It is an imaginative tale, and I do like your writing; unfortunately . . .” from Surreal. Sigh. Not helping!
Got a very nice reply from the Simon & Schuster contact that Ann met on the train confirming that she’s alerted the editors to be on the lookout for my manuscript. Now it’s all about the waiting. There is much to writing that involves waiting.
Words: 650 on the novel WIP. I still don’t even have a working title for this, dammit.
Did a slew of research on the Chinese Han dynasty. It seems like hours of research should have resulted in more than 650 words. I guess copious notes don’t really count. I do have a better working understanding of the Chinese dynastic timeline, though. My God, there’s a LOT of Chinese history.
Club 100 For Writers
“There is much to writing that involves waiting.”
You got that right.
I hope you continue to feel better.
More good thoughts coming your way Eugie 🙂 Hang in there!! Keep up with the ice cream treatments 🙂
I have, because I love you, sent you one of the known cures for depression: Scharffenberger Drinking Chocolate. It’s also good for drinking when waiting.
You should receive it in 3-5 business days. Yep.
Squee! Thank you! I can’t wait to get it and start sipping the chocolatey goodness. Love you too
Friday the 15th
Would y’all like to celebrate Tax Day with a couple of flicks?
Re: Friday the 15th
Love to! We’ll cook and you bring dessert again? I’ll start an email including Matthew to discuss what to watch. Are there appropriate tax-related themed movies? Hmmm . . .
>>Did a slew of research on the Chinese Han dynasty. It seems like hours of research should have resulted in more than 650 words. I guess copious notes don’t really count. I do have a better working understanding of the Chinese dynastic timeline, though. My God, there’s a LOT of Chinese history.<<
I love the Han Dynasty. For research on my next-to-last book I read all the books I had that contained info about it, filled a binder with xerox copies and handwritten notes…and finally ended up having to cut my Chinese storyline out of the book, alas. But I’m glad I did the research. Han China is every bit as interesting as its Greek and Roman contemporaries are.