Thursday, March 30, 2017

What a Week...

Needless to say, I am exhausted after these past few days I've had. At least I got some reading done. I'm LOVING The Other One by Jiffy Kate, and Shearwater by Derek Murphy.

The first is a Contemporary that I KNOW will make me cry, and the second is YA Paranormal.  

I just got home today and... Surprise! My Hydrocephalus decided to act up by wiping my mind clean. So there's that.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

So... Reading?

I loove to read. It's a way to help me escape and concentrate on something other than my Hydro and the resulting headaches.  It also helps me focus a little better if that makes sense.

If the book is in any way feels inducing,            I WILL cry. If I gravitate toward a character and something happens to them (good or bad) I WILL cry.  

What am I reading right now? I'm currently reading The Other One by Jiffy Kate. (Jiffy Kate is a writing duo, that loves to shake up your emotions).  The male lead is sexy. And yes, it hits you in the feels. 

*Let me know if you'd like a review

Monday, March 20, 2017

Temperature and Hydro

Temperature plays a big part in how I feel during the day.    I hate the heat because it gives me headaches constantly, and am always happy to encounter somewhat cold days. As cold as they can get here, anyway. 

On hot days, my headaches like to run 24/7. It is exhausting. They mostly knock me out, and I'll sleep for a bit, but more often than not, I'll wake up with another headache. It's so fun... (note the sarcasm. lol)

Cold days are a relief because the headaches take a break, but because of where I live, cold days are few and far between. So I enjoy them while they last.

Each case of Hydrocephalus is different. I've talked to others that say that heat is their preferred temperature, and that cold is their headache instigator. So it's an individual thing. 

Needless to say, my favorite time of day is early morning, when it's cooler than the rest of the day.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wanting to Write but Your Brain Just Won't Have It

Once again, Hydro has run amok in my head... I want to write so much, but every time I open the doc, my mind goes blank. It's so annoying! But I have to deal with it. At least my story is coming along, and I'm hopeful that I'll finish it. I'm still at 16 chapters though, but I'll get there.

I dream of the day when I'll see it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. (reach for the stars, Gabby)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Writer's Block and Brain Fog

I hate writer's block so much because it seems like it's 10 times worse for me. My mind will go completely blank. Add that to the fog that permeates my thought process and you have a writer's worst nightmare. The fog is a result of my Hydrocephalus, and to my understanding, can't be prevented. Imagine you're in a blank space, surrounded by thick gelatin. Your movements become slow. You can't focus your thoughts. It's horrible.

So... What's a writer to do? 

Notes. Many, many notes. And hope that the ideas that do make it onto your page make sense. 

I also have a couple of friends that I let read my story and ask them constantly if the plot makes sense. 

So far my story is on track, but the doubts still like to creep into my head. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

16 Chapters!

My story now has 16 chapters! Granted the chapters aren't very long... but still. 16! Are you kidding me? 

Most chapters are from my male protagonist's POV, but I was able to write one from the point of view of my villain. It was interesting to write, to say the least. I got to let go of a lot of aggression with that one.  

Writing is therapy. lol


Appointment With My Neurosurgeon

I finally got to go to my neurosurgeon (whom I also consider my neurologist). I've been going to him since I was thirteen, and he knows ...