As you read this Friday morning, Smarty Pants is having surgery on her eyes to correct her nearsightedness. Exciting stuff. Here's to the hope that I end up with a beautiful set of 20/20s and that my cornea doesn't rip off or get infected or anything else icky. In the next few days, I'll be scarce. I don't think I'm allowed to stare at a computer for hours at a time, at least initially.
I guess it goes without saying that I'm nervous. A laser pointing at one's head is always a bad thing, especially when my mind can come up with half a million things that could go wrong. I've only got two eyes, you know. Plus I'm an eye rubber, so I'll have to sleep in these rubber goggles for a week. SEX-AY! I am looking forward to it, though. Not only will I get to ditch the glasses and contacts, but it is offering me a much welcome break from working on my books. Even something you love can wear on a person after a while. My six week first draft blew past and for all intents and purposes, the draft is done. I didn't hit my page goal, I'm only at about 90% there, but the main scenes are there, they just need to be fleshed out more. Then came Nationals. Then my full request, so I've been editing and going over that story over and over and over...
My creative juices are starting to dry up. Plus, the other day, I had a great idea for the next book, so its hard to focus on the other two, although the third book in a trilogy means nothing without the first two. I could use some time to think about it, though, so I can build up the characters a bit towards the end of book two. Three days on the couch sound pretty good. I can think, plot, sleep, whatever, and not feel guilty about it.
We've talked about activities to work around writer's block and refilling the well. What do you do when your brain just doesn't want to play along anymore and you're not inclined to force it? A weekend at the beach? Go see the latest Johnny Depp movie? Law & Order marathon on TNT? I know not everyone stoops to surgery to get some peace...
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