Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Journey

Four days late. Yuck!  That med did not want to go. Sunday was really bad. I had to call the nurse who came and took all the necessary readings, blood pressure, O2 levels, heart rate and then called the drug store for another med.

This was for the constant nausea I was fighting. Thank the Lord! It worked. Of course, it put me to sleep which I guess was a good thing. After a restless night's sleep, I got up to rain and high humidity. That makes breathing a little hard, so Monday was another complete wipe out.

By Tuesday, I was beginning to feel like I was a member of the human race again, but the recovery was slow. I'm used to recovering quickly. Raising four kids, and teaching high school, you have to recover quick. Not so as you get older. I'm getting slower. As my oldest suggested - "I'm feeling old!"  But then I am getting old.

A visit yesterday afternoon by the nurse and I do believe I have recovered totally and that stuff is out of my system.  We 'ain't' putting it back no matter what!

In the meantime, I'm still working at completing my list of stuff. One of my neighbors suggested that if I keep adding stuff to finish to my list, then I might stay around for a lot longer and she thought I ought to dream up a whole lot of things I needed to do. I took it as a compliment.

I did get chapter seventeen finished only to discover that I definitely needed a chapter eighteen for 'Lovesong'. That ought to make my daughter really happy. She wasn't at all please with the abrupt ending of Heartsong. I didn't think it was abrupt, but she did. 

Anyway, I'll be starting on eighteen shortly. Then it's the final edits, and the transfer. I write using Word Perfect. I just don't like using Word to write, because I can't find my mistakes without the reveal codes I get with Word Perfect. So everything I write, I have to transfer, after I take all of the Word Perfect  codes out, to Word. It takes a bit. But, my editors are happier with it that way, and editors are individuals who need to be happy. I've had a few and believe me, they need to be happy.

So off to Chapter Eighteen, the wedding and family reunion. In the book of course, in the book.

Allison

5 comments:

Rita Bay said...

Glad you're feeling better. I'm waiting for that book to close out my set. I used Word Perfect for years and really like it. They lost out because they didn't integrate the spread sheet and other programs like Office did. I loved Reveal Codes, though, which doesn't have an equivalent in WOrd.

Paula Hardin said...

Hello Miss Allison, I'm so glad to hear your feeling a little bit like yourself. I sure miss you. You always made me smile. Your an inspiration. I did follow your lead and self published. WINKS. I'm still writing and waiting to become famous.. grins wickedly. that may never happen, but there is always hope. Sending some love to you. Paula Hardin

Linda Rettstatt said...

I've read through your posts and am inspired by your courage in sharing this journey. I have a friend who is going through something similar and intend to suggest she stop by here. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rumere McLain said...

Hello beautiful! Hate you had to suffer through a trial and error situation with the med. But I'm glad you're feeling better now! Wanted to say a quick thank you for an e-publishing program you did at GCC forever ago. You were so utterly correct in predicting epub as being the new force in writing. You gave me the courage to submit to one, and have my writing accepted. Sending you prayers and Blessings, lady!

Carla Swafford said...

I loved this post. Writing makes me happy too, especially when I'm close to THE END of the book. Hugs.