Just outside looking in the garage for my safari hat. Want to take a picture of me post heart attack and could not find it. The misplaced things and what they mean to us… There I was speeding along in January, averaging more than 30,000 words a week. Doing very well and on the 15th it came to a halt as I had a heart attack, the most intense of any since I had the first in August of 2004.
I have been continuing work on the Born to Grace trilogy, and at this time, the end of February, I have written an additional 75K words in 2010. But since the heart attack the recovery has been slow. I have not written as much as I would have liked. Yesterday and today I went to the websites of George RR Martin and Patrick Rothfuss to see if they have any valid reasons for their own delinquent writings. Then I compared with Brandon Sanderson and see that the first two are just in denial that they are not the craftsmen they have been telling everyone they are.
Was it Steve Jobs that told his people that real programmers ship product. I recognize that I have to get back to writing. The first few weeks when I got home, it was hard to sit, and then until recently the amount of drugs has left me nauseated every day.
That has now merged to house hunting on the internet. We are about to be kicked out of this house. So now we are looking for a new place to live.
In the story I also had a bit of a problem for I could not see the forest for the trees. I knew that I wanted to finish my northern battles and still make things tough in the south, but I have been giving my heroes too many wins. They need a loss or two. So faced with that, I have to weave in a change.
Gratitude Log for the day:
- Good Health-This feels a lot better now then it did before. Eleven days in the hospital.
- St Jude–We have a very good hospital near by.
- Big Mac’s–I don’t eat them as often as I did when I was younger. But the few times I have had them post heart attack, (very few) the are so yummy in contrast to what my mouth mostly tastes like.
- Generic Prescription price wars–Wal Mart and Target having $4 a month for generic drugs is great and you don’t even have to have insurance.
- The Internet–Great way to pass time every day.