1. I have spent my entire working life trying to produce grammatically correct, concise, meaningful output. The whole “diarrhea of the brain” concept of pounding out 50,000 words in 30 days is not only foreign to me, it is exceedingly painful. My brain cannot concoct a sentence without editing it, looking for imperfections, and correcting them. It is, as I have said, both literally and figuratively painful. I have always firmly believed that one should think before you speak or write, and I can’t just shut that off. I would also prefer to write one perfect sentence than a page of crap.
2. I started working full time on the day I started the writing project. There is a steep learning curve and in the next week we expect a visit from one of our accrediting agencies. Can you say “Nut Case”?
3. My employers expect me to actually work while I am on the premises. Bastards.
4. I am suffering from extreme stomach aches again, and in true hypochondriacal fashion, have diagnosed myself with everything from pancreatic cancer to fetus in fetu . Therefore, I have convinced myself I may not make it to the end of the month and I can’t fathom spending my final days hunched over this laptop when I should probably be shopping for a shroud, writing my obituary, preparing my own eulogy, and rewriting my will to leave my earthly belongings to my dog.
5. I have 15 of the 17 symptoms of menopause mentioned in my post “It’s Not the Heat. If I don’t get some decent sleep soon, I’m probably going to do something that will land me in jail (but at least I’ll have lots of time to write!!!).
6. I miss spending time with my sweetie, my blogging buddies, my blog, my dog, wine, cooking and believe it or not, even television. I know. That’s sad. Really, really sad.
7. My best ideas come to me in the pool, while driving, or while at work in the middle of a meeting. Unfortunately, I cannot remember these ideas unless I write them down. Immediately. I spend more time trying to remember what I thought was brilliant than I do actually writing.
I am at approximately 3500 words with a writing session scheduled yet tonight. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee