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At Saturday night's party, a friend was bemoaning the current state… 
31st-Mar-2014 10:21 am
At Saturday night's party, a friend was bemoaning the current state of his house - so messy that he didn't want anyone to see it, even if they were there to help tidy up (I offered).

I told him ruefully that mine was much the same. Dishes piled up, clutter all over the coffee table... "I've just been so head-down in writing this novel that I have no time or energy for anything else!"

He visibly brightened. "But you're writing!"

Yes. :) Apparently the very, very long lull concerned a lot of people. I'm more me when I'm writing, even when it does result in me sometimes chattering for um ever at a party about structure and narrative and gender and the toxic effects of unwanted fame and how you think differently when you think you're going to die young and oh, that lovely woman with the cloven fruit has been looking at me in that hopeful sort of way for a while, huh? Hi.

So that's where my brain is, and also my time. That and I took on four copyediting projects (one and a half down, two and a half to go), a project that will very soon have me doing a lot of work that I can thankfully fit in at odd moments here and there, and the manuscripts for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel will be in any day to be reviewed...

And, every day, my body. The PT exercises are helping - I am no longer accidentally popping my femur out! (I'm not saying I can't, because I'm not going to try, but it's not just popping out when I'm in the shower or stretching.) I'm up to four different exercises at home every day now. Still at two actual visits to the PT place per week. Next week I go to the orthopod again and bring him the questions from my PCP; sometime this week, I should get the results from my chromosomal microarray test. Hopefully also this week I'll hear back from the dentist. This is a lot of work! But I am committed to the course. (Also, people who keep mentioning EDS in comments - I know it's a possibility due to my hypermobility, but I have so many other markers that aren't EDS! Absolutely not ruling it out, but it's likely to be another condition that also includes hypermobility. I am not yet diagnosed!)

Adam and I spent Saturday Getting Stuff Done, though! The house is back in order, the garage is cleaned out, the foster parent paperwork is done, and more. Which is a huge relief. Whenever I have Stuff To Do, it weighs on me. So now I need to figure out a way to balance the writing and Everything Else, because the writing has been crowding everything else out. And I'm also doing my best to get out and be social, because being in the headspace of the novel all the time is not the best thing for me probably. :) Lovely party this past Saturday, Elayna's show yesterday, Storm Large concert tomorrow, cocktails on Wednesday, play on Friday, another party on Saturday. <3

And now I'm done with breakfast, which means writing time. :)
31st-Mar-2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
Hello! Thanks for the add!

I'm glad you're writing; I'll read back over your journal to find out about it, rather than ask you a bunch of questions. Yay for a good social life too. :)
31st-Mar-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
I like you on Facebook; I was fairly confident I'd like you here as well. :)

I haven't written much about my current writing, though there's unfortunately quite a bit about my not-writing. >.< You can ask questions, though!

I'm happy that it seems to be party season, and that it's warming up enough for me to enjoy party season!
31st-Mar-2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
When you were talking about the books/stories/poems you're working on or intend to be working on shortly, you didn't mention Seizure Lass. Has this newest adventure into whatever it is you might be/have changed your vision of that book?
31st-Mar-2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Not really... it's just not very high on the priority list! What that list looks like right now:

Long Fiction
1. Current Novel
2. Cicatrix
3. Places You Haunt
4. Shayara

Short Fiction
[a bunch of things percolating that haven't prioritized themselves, which is fine, because my brain is mainlining Current Novel right now and letting nothing else through]

[again, stuff as it comes; the poetry about DV is accreting gradually, though.]

1. The book about dismantling rape culture
2. The memoir or series of essays about last year, but that might not happen until I finally have closure
3. Seizure Lass, eventually, maybe.
31st-Mar-2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
What do you think closure on last year will look like?
31st-Mar-2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
...I know what it will look like, but I won't say until a few more things have happened, for Reasons.
31st-Mar-2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
Well, EDS is the result of chromosomal abnormality, I know, I sequenced my DNA and found it... [although others did it first of course] So, depending on what got scrambled, you could have EDS plus other stuff pretty easily. Of course it could just as easily be something else more complicated... which sounds about par for the course.
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