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49,684 words. I have to blather out another 400 words by tomorrow night just to win NaNo, and then I can put this baby away for a while to simmer. I think there's the bare bones of a good story here, but because my brain hasn't been working the last week, a lot of it is really, really, REALLY bad. There is a lot of telling rather than showing and a lot of gloss. I'll have to let it sit for a good long while to see if it comes into anything (like there's any reason, since no one wants to buy my work anyway).

I have spent today mostly sitting here watching the ID (Investigate Discovery) channel, which I discovered while staying with my mom and have now adopted as yet another way to waste my time. I rarely explored the digital channels I was paying for other than the ones I knew I wanted (TCM, BBCA, etc.), never occurred to me there was a True Crime All The Time channel.

I think I'm recovering. I'm fairly certain I had something worse than a cold, because it occurred to me today that I've had it for more than a week already (gad, has it been a WEEK since I came home??!?), but of course now by the time I talk to a doctor I'll be completely recovered so naturally I don't see the point of making an appointment. (Unless, of course, it doesn't continue to improve.) Between the shortness of breath and the sore throat, it was probably strep or bronchitis or maybe a weak strand of both, but hey, I'm on the downslope now. (Whee.) In any case, it was a sucky way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend. And every time I cough I scare Cairo (world's most nervous cat).

Turtles! (This is the view outside my Mom's living room window.)


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Nov. 30th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)

And next Caturday -- I'm already ready for it...

Nov. 30th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
I looked out the window that morning, and there they were, all sunning themselves on the sand! Oddly, that was the best picture I got, through the window -- the ones I took when I got outside weren't as sharp.

Nov. 30th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Turtles--much better to see massed outside your window than gators (although I love the icon of Wavy!).

If you coughed up a lot of gunk from your lungs all the freaking time, then it was probably bronchitis (although my bouts usually last two to four weeks). Whatever it was, I'm glad you're getting better!
Nov. 30th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Usually when I was at her place last time, it was birds out there, this was the first time I'd seen turtles!

It may be bronchitis; I'm starting to hack up the gunk (after a week of non-productive dry coughing). Not that I'm looking forward to another week or so of this! I didn't even have the energy this weekend to get out the decorations (stockings time!).

Nov. 30th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...bronchitis doesn't usually have much dry coughing, but gunk fits the bill. Bleah. Much sympathy.
Dec. 1st, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
It started high in my chest with tightness and odd, shortness of breath. It stayed there for several days, making me feel just "not right" with that dry cough until it settled and then there was a deeper cough and head congestion, and now it's back in the chest WITH the gunk and the shortness of breath.

Nov. 30th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)

You can finish

I hope you feel better soon
Nov. 30th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hooray for turtles!

I hope so! (Both for Nano and the feeling better!) thanks!!!

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