Monday, 4 February 2013

Back again

So it's Monday morning and I'm finally able to find a few minutes to sit down at my desk and update my Blog. It's been a busy few days starting on Thursday when I was finally admitted into hospital for a long overdue procedure on my back. Normally when they say you must be in by 7.00 am to be processed I'm the last one to be seen and don't actually get operated on until lunchtime meaning that my recovery time is shorter if I want to be discharged on the same day. This time, however, I got lucky, if that's the right word and was wheeled into the operating theatre for 9.20.

Knowing that I don't react too well to anaethestics, I opted to give them a swerve this time and to take it like a man. So lying face down with everything exposed and trying not to think of the Carry on Doctor scene where they plant a daffodil between the guy's bottom cheeks, I awaited my procedure.

Wasn't too bad this time, given that this is my seventh lot, but the epidural wasn't too much fun. Won't know whether it's worked or not for up to a week afterwards apparently, today being the fourth day, but I have to say that things aren't unfortunately looking too good at this moment it time, but perhaps things will change. Just got to phone someone today and find out if these hot flushes are a side effect of the epidural as I feel like I'm burning up otherwise; maybe I'm going through the change.

In the meantime I've got to avoid doing anything for too long, so once again my writing time will be curtailed, but I hope to be able to do some this week if only in chunks of 30 minutes at a time. I'm fired up and ready to launch into book3 of the Chronicles of Arkadia and my publisher is beginning to turn the screw, so I'd best get jiggy with it regardless of pain.

Finally hope that this week both of the magazines featuring articles about me are published and that my winning story is published - receipt of the winner's cheque will be nice too.

Haven't been able to read anything further for a few days but TV wise really enjoying the return of Person of interest - that programme rocks.

Lastly I've received a few emails lately from people who've bought and read Destiny of the sword (thanks for that by the way guys) and they've asked me to address things like why I write fantasy, teh thought process that goes into it, how I plan my writing and other interesting stuff like that, so over the next few days I'll be adressing those and any other questions that pop up.

As always thanks for stopping by.

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