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Viking ZX


Author of Science-Fiction and Fantasy novels! Oh, and some fanfiction from time to time.

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Oct
25th
2018

Two Betrayals · 9:03pm Oct 25th, 2018

Insert obligatory Halo voiceover here.

So, who’s doing the betraying that I’m talking about? Well, if I’m honest, it’s me. And my body. Against one another.

Basically, I’m still sick. With a cold, no less. But it’s mugged me hard. Hence, betrayal. Why body! Yesterday I sat down to get some more work done on Hunter/Hunted, and after what felt like a thousand+ words but was in fact only half that, my head was pounding and I was exhausted. So I laid down to rest my eyes for a moment and slept for several hours, waking up only just in time to go to my work shift.

That’s the other betrayal, the “Eh tu?” Me to my body. Because while I’ve been sick all week, I also had work shifts Monday-Wednesday. And my job doesn’t give sick leave. So guess who went to work sick and definitely overexerted himself? This guy. Take that body! That’ll teach you!

Like I said, two betrayals. I’ve not been giving my body time to recover, and my body’s been letting this one drag on a lot longer than it should have.

Hopefully I’ll get some writing done today. I slept until noon. But this month is so far behind schedule between being sick and all the extra shifts at work that … bleck.

On the plus side, sales are going well. I’m seeing a lot of new reviews and ratings come in as well (all four and five-star, too). So hey, things are still going well. Colony, Shadow of an Empire … even older works are getting eyeballs, reads, and favorable reviews.

It’s nice. Especially as I empty another box of tissues. The sickness will pass, and I’ll be back on top of my game, writing like a madman before I know it. And my books will still sell.

In the meantime, however, it’s frustrating. I want to write. But writing at under 100% is, well … let’s just say I’ve already spotted some major issues with what I forced out yesterday. I need to recover.

Finger crossed I’ll be back at it soon.

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Comments ( 7 )

Give it a rest, bro. Come back when you’re at full steam. You do enough work for your audience that I think they can forgive you.

Oof. Backstabs abound like an all-spies game on 2fort. Hope you feel better soon.

That said, it continues to impress me that you can get yourself to write at all in dire circumstances. My motivation dries up a lot faster.

And good to hear that sales continue to improve.

4958021
Thanks. That makes me feel a bit better!

4958028
Yeah ... I'll probably erase it lol. It likely is pretty bad.

I'll get better as soon as I can!

4958042
Do we really have to remind you again to just rest and get better?
Be glad I live a couple thousand Kilometers away or else I would've strapped you to your bed, fed you hot soup and very warm beer. (of course I would let you out for work, but no writing!)
Hmm just imagine me doing that and pause writing and sty in bed for a while ok?Please?

I don't want you to end up in hospital with a myocarditis like me back then.

I don't think anyone could fault you in these circumstances. Hope you feel better soon!

4958213
It would seem so!

LoL, I'll take the soup!

4958593
Well, maybe me ...

Me too, thank you!

Don't be afraid to put things on hold until you get real life back together. Have a nice cup of tea and get better. Recommend ginger tea with lemon and honey (and a bit of bourbon if you really need a hit).
4958028
Kinda amused that TF2 is still outlasting the majority of its competitors. The only one that has a shot of just keeping pace with it is Overwatch, but even that is starting to slow down in momentum due to the competitive meta.

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