This whole week, I've been suffering from migraines and the effects of the migraine meds. The medicine took away the issues with my vision and immediately wiped out the pain, but made me feel like my mind had been sanitized - think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I didn't lose memories (that I know of), but my creativity was pretty much wiped out. And the headache was prolonged - I usually only have one day every few weeks where I'm incapacitated. I've had to take the meds almost every day this week. I'm not sure if the medicine made it linger or not.
I feel mostly OK this morning, so I'm going to write, assuming my husband and small one, who are working on their computers downstairs, quiet down and the glare of the computer screen doesn't trigger another headache.
My NaNo novel is way behind schedule - I'm at just below 10,000 words right now. Under the circumstances, I think that's huge progress, and I'll count it as a win.
The cool thing is I let my husband read what I've written so far. He liked it even more than my last story. I think I do too.
This morning I have the difficult task of writing a scene where there's some pretty serious domestic abuse happening to characters I love. I can see the chapter in my mind and know exactly how I want to do it technically, but that's going to be a difficult chapter to write - probably the most difficult one I've ever attempted. Maybe I need a snack first...and a fresh box of tissues.
Sorry I haven't been around much this week. I need to get this chapter written and hopefully a few more this weekend. I need to put first things first - I'm sure you all understand, and I hope you do the same.
I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for all of you and for all of the support and sense of community you've given me over this past year in particular. I'm thankful for all of the things (even the bad ones) that have brought me to this point in my life. Despite my sucky week, I can honestly say I'm happy with my life. (I realize that statement is probably going to trigger a landslide of things that will make me unhappy - the universe must be in balance after all.)