Still Alive, and writing again.

by Doc Coleman on January 5, 2012 · 2 comments

in Asides, Nifty Tech Blog, WIP

I have managed to survive last week’s surgery to correct my Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The surgeon went in and removed an inch and a half to two inch strip off of one of my ribs so that my vein has more room and the blood flows freely from my extremities back to my heart. They tell me that the procedure worked well, although I developed a hematoma and they went back in to drain it. I know that I am still here, and while I am rather swollen, I’m not in a lot of pain.

It has put me off of my writing stride a bit, though. I have discovered that writing requires a combination of ideas, which are cheap, clarity of thought, and the oomph to do the actual work. Since my surgery, the last two have been in short supply. Having them both at the same time has been rarer still. But today I managed to pull my act together long enough to write the first draft of a new review for the Nifty Tech Blog. If I can keep my head clear, I hope to have it refined and ready to publish in the next two weeks.

Of course, right now, these are just ballpark figures, not guarantees.

But the fact that I have gotten something written at all is good. Even better that I’m taking the time to follow it up with this blog post. I’m trying to get myself organized so that I can produce some consistent content again, without being burned out or overwhelmed. Not the easiest thing right now, but necessary.

I’m going to try to get the WayBack Machine started up, too. But it may take a while before I can get it back to three days a week. I want to put half my time into finishing Perils, but there is a part of my brain that says that I want to make sure I can do a decent job of writing when I work on it. Is it an excuse? I’m not sure. These last few chapters are tough, and I don’t want to take too many shortcuts getting through them. It won’t avoid the work, just delay it and make it that much harder.

Anywho. More writing tomorrow, right?

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