Tuesday, April 28, 2009

One Week Later

It's been a whole week since my last blog post in these parts, though I have chimed in on other blogs when time permits. My writing has come to a stand still. I think I've written two or three sentences in the last seven days. The reason? The Other Half's mother had to be rushed to the hospital last week and remains in the ICU after emergency surgery for a perforated colon. She has other problems as well, though the colon was the worst. The end result has been chaos in these parts. Running back and forth to the hospital, struggling to meet work requirements and still get off early and catching quick meals here and there. I am exhausted. Hopefully, things will start to get better now that the worst seems to be behind us.

After the Dead Bait rejection, I fired off Deadliest Cachalot to another market. It took them all of three days to turn it down. They enjoyed it and said it was well written, but it wasn't what they were looking for. sigh. I sent the story off to a third market, but if this one rejects it, I may sit on the story for a while before trying again. Still trying to get this story for the Vermin antho hammered out, but as mentioned, my mind hasn't been able to focus too well.

9 comments:

BT said...

Sorry to hear about TOH's mother. I send only me best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Hope your mum-in-law is feeling better.

Benjamin Solah said...

Sorry to hear about your MIL. Hope she recovers soon. That's a pretty fair excuse to not be writing.

Sometimes times like these let my muse boil and when time comes to write, it explodes out and you get heaps done.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Sounds as good a reason as any for not writing. Take care of the family first.

K.C. Shaw said...

I hope everything goes okay, for your MIL and for the rest of your family. Stressful times aren't good for writing, but they're great for collecting experiences that will lead to writing later.

Aaron Polson said...

K.C.'s right on. Hope all is better/improving.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Hope your MIL is feeling better!

Danielle Ferries said...

Sending good wishes for your mother in law.

abrokenlaptop said...

Take care of yourselves! Sending good vibes your way.