Alive and Swearing


I’m still alive.  I swear!  This thing came out of nowhere and slammed my ass into bed so fast, I’ve barely crawled out of it for days. 


It’s been the weirdest cold.  Felt like someone shoved sharp pieces of dry ice down into my chest so every breath was shallow and painful.  Body aches from head to toe and when the coughing started… 

Okay, enough whining.  On a positive note, all the hacking has worked my abs like no exercise can and my general lack of appetite will hopefully have me back in swimsuit season for real.

Yeah, right.  Lying in bed flabby weight loss.  The best kind.

But today, I awakened feeling great.  It’s my daughter’s 16th birthday, so I ran up the stairs to tickle her awake and fell into a pitiful coughing heap at the top.

Now I feel out of shape and old. <g>

But, I’ve been able to work while lying in bed thanks to my sad and very slow lately laptop.  I polished up another couple of chapters, started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and realized I left a chapter out!!!  WTF?? 

I know my head feels stuffed with cotton and a deep breath makes me dizzy enough to fall out of bed, but how can something like that happen? 

Oh well, I went back and shuffled things around.  May dump that part entirely because I’m starting to sweat the length of this book…

Oh, and my CP and I are back on track–doing our usual–picking ruthlessly at the work then biting nails over the response.  Good times.  Sounds rough, yes, it can be, but it keeps us on our toes which is a good thing.  Really.  Promise.  I mean it. 

Oh and if you’re a fan of her work and want to jump into what’s turning out to be a lively discussion group, check out her new Yahoo Group, The Pride.

I hope that link works–keeps telling me I’m already a member. 


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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2 Responses to Alive and Swearing

  1. carol says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. Having writing and critiques rocking along also helps. Keep well and Happy Birthday to the kid who does not think of herself that way. But then, in my head, I’m still 30. Carol

  2. rhian says:

    oooh hon – i’m sorry you’ve been feeling bad! glad you’re on the mend.

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