|Me and Joy Mutter|
I must have had too much of a good thing because soon after I came down with a horrendous cold virus and unfortunately Joy came down with it too but Linda escaped it. Until yesterday I struggled but I immersed myself in writing and now have the first three chapters of a new novel. It's title will come to me at some point although I already have possibilities.
|New Novel (title to be determined) by Denise Greenwood|
The thing about writing is that illness doesn't have to stop the work-flow. It may be painful to look at a laptop screen through streaming eyes but I have been known to wear sunglasses during a particularly bad cold. A laptop can be carried to a bed or the couch and plenty of cuppas help.
Today I'm feeling fighting-fit and its almost like being given a fresh start. I can feel my former enthusiasm and drive returning ten-fold.
My son just reminded me that there are 14 weeks until Xmas so I'm making it my mission to write as much as I can of my new novel as well as juggle my commitments elsewhere. I find that daily word quotas and strict targets are counter-productive to my creative flow. Some days I can spend a few hours ensuring that two pages say exactly what I want them to say and other days I can write a whole chapter in the same amount of time - swings and roundabouts.
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