If you’re happy and you know it scream in pain

Over the past two or so weeks, I’ve managed to keep a constant trickle of ibuprofen in my body. I strained my achilles tendon. I pulled an abdominal muscle (to be fair, it’s a bit of a loose canon from a surgery six years ago). This morning I mangled my left shoulder blade area. That last one is a particular breed of bitch. Seems like after every injury subsides I clap my hands together and say, right- tomorrow is the post-injury restart of my yoga routine. Then WHAMMO! I get out of bed, innocently stretch my rested limbs and CRUNCH! Something else has blown out. I’m beginning to question the accuracy of my birth certificate.

That said, the rest of me is pretty healthy/happy. My brain, though distractible this week, is hanging in there. Mood? Pretty good. I’m not even on the good painkillers.

Been working on a new writing method- one designed to get a first draft out lickity-split. I picked one of the five novels I’ve got in progress (sounds impressive, but I assure you it’s not), and am trying to stay focussed enough to get through the strict schedule. I’m following a how-to book regime (of which I’ll try to review properly here) and what drew me to it is that the author of this rapid-fire draft creation seems to have ADD. Whether or not she does, or does and doesn’t know it, the book was speaking to me. I read the first chapter and a bit before buying and it clicked. We’ll see how it goes. I’m on day two of the process and want to wait a bit before I judge the method.

In other news, we’re seeing Batman tonight. I expect to like it. I’m trying to not get too enthusiastic about it because the last film I saw was a bit of a let-down (despite my status as a big ‘former fan clubber’ nerd for the series).

Time to pop a couple more pills. And get back to the novel.

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8 thoughts on “If you’re happy and you know it scream in pain”

  1. I really liked the X Files film…but then I was determined to like it, no matter what (I am quite a sad person sometimes).

  2. I wanted to like it… but I had some issues with it. Don’t get me wrong, I had some squealing over certain parts, but overall, I thought it could’ve been so much more. I blame Chris Carter.

    I still say we should get together regularly to drink wine and watch the X-Files series on DVD though. We’re not quite through with Season 1 and have so many to go! 🙂

  3. Sorry about the pain and crunch and injuries. I’ve been doing the same thing lately. I didn’t realize “ancient” came on so fast!

    Let us know how the writing method works out. Assuming you’re still doing a kids book, Kids Can Press (US and Canada) is a great publisher – lots of the books we buy for the kidos come from them. They tend to have excellent illustrations and copy (both of which we know you can do!)

  4. @David: Yup- didn’t make the silly mistake of stretching this morning- couldn’t bear another CRUNCH! 😉

    I’ve switched temporarily to a fiction novel. The kids book is still a go, but I’m working through some illustration things before I continue with that. Thank you for asking and thank you for the tip on a publisher!

  5. Ohhh, I loved batman so much that I went back and saw it again – something my ADHD brain never wants to do.

    I may secretly go see it again this week 🙂

    Let me know your thoughts on it once you have seen it…

  6. @Geneva: Yup- loved it! It was a really good roller coaster ride of a film and Heath Ledger was amazing. Oscar-worthy? I don’t know, but he was damn good.

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