Monday, November 14, 2011

Birth of a Novel: Week Three

It's week three of Birth of a Novel here, and it's sort of rocky. The good news is I've mostly moved past the "this is utter crap and I should burn it before everyone laughs at me" stage, but the bad news is I seem to have pulled a muscle in my back. I am okay to sit for about 15 minutes before it starts to feel like a ghost is stabbing me in the back. Hard. With a hot poker.

I've had muscle pain before, and writing is normally a great way for me to ignore those sorts of things, but this is a rather insistent muscle spasm, to the point it's distracting. So it's throwing off my mojo a bit. I usually get up and walk around, ice it, and plead with my body to let me write my book already.

The good news is I have a temporary replacement for my computer. For those of you who don't know, my old computer is an utter piece of crap that needs to be taken out back and shot. My parents have loaned me their laptop. They bought another one after the screen stopped working. You can of course plug a moniter into the laptop (which is exactly what I've done) but it defeats the mobility part of them having a laptop.

I do plan on buying a new computer, sometime next year, but in the meantime this laptop will be an excellent compromise. It's old, but it's still much faster than my old computer.

I plan to use the next few days to catch up on my word count (and kill lots of zombies). Wish me luck!
In the meantime, check out how the other ladies are doing on their noveling endeavors:

Angela H.
Anna M.
Brooke Busse
Charity Bradford
Elizabeth Davis
Fida Islaih
Jen McConnel
Lena Hoppe
Mia Hayson
Miranda Hardy
Nyxie Moon
Tessa C


  1. So sorry about your back! I did that one summer in college working in a factory. Oy, it's horrible to not be comfortable standing, sitting, or laying down.

    I hope it gets better soon.

  2. Good luck with the zombie killing. Sorry to hear about your back. Hope it feels better soon.

  3. Thanks guys! It is mildly annoying that I can't get comfortable but it could be worse. I'll just have to take it out on the zombies. :D

  4. I was in a terrible car accident when I was 16 and my back goes out from time to time. The pain is horrible (when it goes out, and the older I get the less it goes out) so I do understand. I think a good dose of zombie killing will soothe it nicely (a great massage from hubby/fiance/boyfriend also does wonders) Nice to hear about the faster temporary computer and the passing of the "this is crap" stage (which I'm sure it isn't, but I'm also sure you wouldn't believe me during that stage anyway). Good luck with the rest of the week!

  5. Best of luck killing zombies! Or was it the word count you wanted the luck for? *BG* Take care of that back pain. I hear chocolate cures any/everything.

  6. Nyxie: Oooo you poor thing! I did get a massage today, and I've been icing it a lot so it's helped some.

    Huntress: Thanks! I'll take luck on my word count and the zombies so either way! And yes, I decided to self medicate with chocolate covered cherries...