Still under the weather

It seems like things take longer to get over the older I get. I made the mistake of going to work yesterday. I figured I could get something done, even if I were at half-power. It turned out to be a pretty productive day.

The nighttime coughing is a mother. I’m getting very little sleep. Cough drops seem to help, but barely. Food is starting to taste better, but I’ve eaten next to nothing this past week. I forced myself to eat a sandwich today, just because I should.

I have things to do, and it’s frustrating to have a damper put on my abilities. Maybe a bit of context is needed.

At work, I have specific goals for my projects. A certain amount of focus is already built into the system. It helps to simply be able to work through the task and stay on the path.

Writing here is always fairly simple too. It’s usually a simple update of some kind. What have I been working on, maybe a task list, that kind of thing.

Story Empire is a bit different. I have three posts to write for March. Our goal there is to help our fellow authors. I try to take things a bit more seriously over there. I try.

Today, I spent all day writing one post for Story Empire. Without this cold, I would have all three of them done by noon. I just want the posts to be helpful, and simple to understand. That seems to be the part of my brain that’s drowning in phlegm.

If nothing else, I bought myself a week at Story Empire.

I also have three other obligations on behalf of other authors. My sense of honor requires me to work on these before anything else. That’s kind of where the issue lies. I don’t want to let them down if my creativity is off a bit.

This means I will dedicate any abilities I have this weekend to helping my friends. It may take three times longer than normal, but I owe them that much. Any editing, personal blog tours, or online convention tasks for myself will have to wait. Obviously, it isn’t a good time for new words of fiction.

I may be moving slow, but I’m doing what I can.

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46 responses to “Still under the weather

  1. Hurry up and get better 😜

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  2. Slow and steady still gets things done. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Slow progress is better than none.
    Be well soon.

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  4. Low and slow as they say.

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  5. Oh no, it’s going through the cycle slowly. Sorry to hear that. Hope for tomorrow.

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  6. Any progress is good progress, especially when you’re under the weather.

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  7. Wishing you better, Craig. Life is hard enough without an extra handicap!

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  8. I’m so sorry you’re still sick. Praying for a speedy recovery.

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  9. D.L Finn, Author

    I understand how a virus can disrupt plans. Hope you are feeling better soon, and take care of yourself.

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  10. Oh, Craig, I feel for you! It’s hard to be buried with to-do lists and have a head full of fuzz. Be nice to yourself and hope you get better soon.

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  11. Don’t rush things. 🙂 … convalescence needs to be given all the time it needs or you’ll be flat on your back again. 🙂

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  12. I think bugs are just stronger nowadays. Between mutations and people not taking their antibiotics correctly we have a bunch of “Superbugs” floating around. Everyone complains about it taking so much longer to get over infections and colds. My nephew is a strong, fit 18 year old and it took him 3 weeks to get over a cold. That being said, you have such funny ways of putting things, I could’t help but laugh when I read, ‘That seems to be the part of my brain that’s drowning in phlegm.’ 😀 Feel better soon, buddy!

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  13. TAKE CARE… don’t be a hero. If the body says ‘blech, I just can’t’, listen to it!!

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  14. Wow, you really got hammered hard! I’ve been out of commission the last several days with stomach garbage. Nothing overly horrible, just enough to make me unproductive. I’ve poked around making project notes, but mostly I’ve passed the time reading or watching TV (I rarely ever watch TV).

    Don’t you hate it when commitments hit at the same time the world conspires to make you sick? It’s hard to concentrate on writing of any sort, let alone multiple posts geared toward teaching, Ugh! I’m glad you scraped your way through one for SE. Now take some time and energize. Night time coughs are the worst! Sending healing wishes your way.

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  15. Craig, I appreciate your dedication. I always find your Story Empire posts helpful. Hope you back to normal soon.

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  16. Ugh. I feel for you. I was back at urgent care today, got a new scrip, am feeling better, but am sick of losing time to sick, so I feel for you, being so poorly this length of time.
    Re: Cough — Vick’s on the feet overnight — with socks. You try this? It quiets a cough dramatically. It’s like the soap in your bed. Long ago I asked the pediatrician why it helps and he didn’t know, but he said it can’t hurt.
    Missing work puts me behind at work like you WOULD believe.

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  17. harmonykent

    Sorry you’re still under the weather, Craig. Sending all good wishes your way.

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  18. Aw, that sucks. Hope you feel better soon!

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  19. Illness always seems to come at the most inconvenient times. It sucks.

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  20. I’m late reading this post so I hope by now you are much better! I love your sense of honor!

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