Surgery and writing update

Today’s Matthew’s micro-discectomy (sp?) surgery. I’m anxious but also relieved. Trying not to dwell too much on the unlikely but possible “What Might Happen”s. Calmblueocean.

Fifteen critiques in so far from Critters on the story I have currently in the queue. Mental note to self: quit asking if readers think a juvenile story is age appropriate. I always get answers across the board and never change the reading level anyway. So far, getting some decent nit-level feedback, one person who didn’t know what a “kitsune” was, and one person who has, apparently, no imagination what-so-ever. Odd for a genre fiction wannabe writer. Snort.

Also threw up “In the Voices of Innocents” for next week’s queue with an MPC. Already got a couple critiques for that from my Dragon*Con writers group. Plan to send that one in to Ann Crispin to critique for the Advanced Writers Workshop this year. Doh, that reminds me. We had to miss the D*C staff meeting this weekend. We’re still good; we caught the last two. But I should fire off a note to our director person.

Currently at 4000 words with a cyberpunk mythos fusion work. Spent Friday evening mulling over a title. Think I’ve got one: “It’s Only Springtime When She’s Gone.” Got the whole thing outlined and set to finish–which is odd for me since I rarely outline. And I even want to write it so no reluctant muse there. But, unsurprisingly, time to write has not been easy to find.

Debating whether or not I want to bring my laptop to the hospital and try to pound out another thousand words, or if I’ll be too distracted to write and I should just bring the “Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror” anthology my in-laws gave me for Christmas that I haven’t cracked yet.

Ack! They’re going to cut open my husband and remove bits of his back! Ack!


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2 Responses to Surgery and writing update

  1. grendel317 says:

    Best of luck to you and Matthew.

  2. mouseferatu says:

    I know how worrisome it can be to have your SO going into surgery, even when it’s a minor or routine deal. Some years back, George had to have her gall bladder removed. We were engaged but not married at the time, and she had the surgery when she went back to Tennessee for Summer vacation, so I couldn’t even be with her at the time. And even knowing the odds were she’d be fine–and she was–I was pretty freaked.

    Not sure what the point was to that, except to say I sympathize. And I wish you both the best of luck.

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