Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

  1. This week has been a real mixed bag  I got food poisoning on Friday.  Have an ear infection in the other ear.  Had a renewal of food poisoning similar symptoms yesterday due to the new antibiotic the doc prescribed for said ear infection, which the pharmacist has now told me to discontinue until I can talk to the doctor.  Have NOT gotten ANYTHING I intended to get done this weekend done due to said symptoms and the fact that I have generally felt like ASS.  I shall be eating nothing but yogurt and soup today (yogurt at the pharmacist’s recommendation, soup at my own).  Anybody know if frozen yogurt has the same probiotics?  :goes to google:  Evidently they go dormant when frozen and reactivate when they come in contact with body heat.  Yay.  Variety.  
  2. It was a GOOD week in that I cut 8k words from DOTH.  Which sounds awful, but it’s good in that I figured out what wasn’t working, why it wasn’t working, and HOW TO FIX IT (this being the most important part).  So I’ve reworked the second half of my outline.  It’s still got some holes in it, but I’m definitely headed in the right direction.  I have a really bad habit of wanting to make my characters do what I would do–which involves research and planning and other sensible totally boring stuff that generally precludes mistakes.  Which is hella boring to READ about and does not lend itself to good fiction.
  3. It was also a good week in that I have FINALLY FINALLY found a fun contemporary romance series that was exactly what I wanted.  Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor books are such fun, and I’ve already plowed my way through 1 and 2 and started 3 last night.  I’ve got Susan started on them, so I foresee discussions of CR plot and structure forthcoming (I totally planned that because she’s way better at the analysis of stuff than I am), which will help me with further development of plot bunnies.
  4. Also on the positive, our ISP FINALLY sent someone out to look at our internet that was going out EVERY TIME IT RAINED (when they swore it wasn’t supposed to).  Turns out that the antenna was installed upside down.  And it took three people to figure this out.  There are so many jokes in there…  Anyway, we now have one that’s right side up and bigger, so we’re getting a better signal.  FM internet.  So weird.  But it’s STABLE.  And didn’t go out during yesterday’s thunderstorm.  Halleluia.  
  5. So all in all, the positive outweighed the negative but….yeah the negative is lingering and it just kinda sucks.  I’m off to go buy yogurt.  

10 thoughts on “Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

  1. You might consider purchasing acidophilus to assist your yogurt. Good rule of thumb is the higher the millions in bacteria the better and only purchase acidophilus that requires refrigeration so you are not buying dead cultures.

    Best to you,
    Karen

  2. I buy probiotics from our health food store and always get the refrigerated kind. I take them every day. Hopefully, between your yogurt and acidophilus, your stomach will feel better soon. And your ear. I’m SO sorry you’re feeling so bad!

    I hate the thought of cutting that much from a WIP, but if you’re going in a different direction, and you’ve figured out the problem, then I guess it’s not a bad thing.

    Good luck this week and feel better soon!

  3. Sounds like lots of good stuff (except for the food poisoning thing – been there, done that… ugh)! That is so funny about the ISP thing.. not funny that it happened to you, but just funny that a lot of techs these days don’t know what the heck they are talking about..
    Feel better soon, Kait.

  4. Oh no, what a horrid week! Ear infections are totally sucky, I actually lost hearing in one ear because of one!
    Though glad you’ve still managed to do some great stuff towards your projects. Get well soon and have a better week this week 🙂
    Sarah

  5. How did the antenna get installed UPSIDE DOWN in the first place? Is it some weird new-fangled antenna? Because every antenna I’ve seen only goes on/in one way. Car, ham radio, wireless… 0.o

  6. Hope you feel better soon , gut rot and ear infections the gods are taking the p*** aren’t they? keep taking those kind bacteria and get your glossy coat back again – all the best for coming week:)

  7. Oh yea, all that planning and research… I keep trying to get my characters to do that (since it’s what I would do [run to Google]) but luckily they’re more impulsive, and content to go with what they already know. Otherwise I guess I’d be writing manuals or something 🙂

  8. Hi Kait, what a week! I hope you feel much better very soon. My husband had severe food poisoning late last year, it’s nasty, nasty business. Congratulations on editing out the 8k as well. That’s no small achievement… especially when feeling so awful. Take good care of yourself and may the next week be much smoother.

    Cheers,
    Cate (ROW80)

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