Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Done, with that one

I am done with my Devil's Food story, Mr. Calloway's Dirt Farm and it is off. I am pretty happy with it and I am glad I had some help with it, especially the beginning (Thank you Aaron and my wife, Ann!) It would probably have worked equally as well with the Dead Bait antho but I started it for Devil's Food so that is where it is going, at least first. I am thinking of re-using the title character and farm pond for the Bait story. I liked the setting and it reminded me of home, only without man-eating bait.

That was all I got done yesterday because I had to run to the doctor. I found out I have had a kidney infection for a week or so. they gave me muscle relaxers but, gosh-darnnit, I have a pretty high tolerance for that type of stuff so they don't throw me for a loop (Actually, that is one of the reasons I have never tried drugs.) My children (one is on break from school) don't let me get a lot done during the day and at night I am too busy to write (my creative juices don't flow well at night anyway, kind of my lag time. I think my mind actually shuts off right after supper.)



I am still debating working on a short story or continuing my novel today. Just as long as I get something on paper, I really don't care I guess. (I am still down to one short story a month. I know- quality not quantity)

6 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Yikes, I hope you get better soon! That sounds horrible! But I bet you can get a story out of it, so I guess it's all good, ultimately.

Aaron Polson said...

Hope you're feeling better. Best of luck with Mr. Calloway's Dirt Farm.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I don't know if I can get a story out of a debilitating lower back pain but I can always try. I've had way worse. Let me tell you about the time I had a rib out and couldn't sneeze for two weeks. That was fun!

Barry Napier said...

Sorry to hear about the kidney infection. I had one once upon a time, the result of kidney stones...no picnic.

Best of luck on the short stories. And Happy New Year!

Natalie L. Sin said...

I see much cranberry juice in your future. Or is that only for urinary tract infections?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat- same thing. At least it tastes good with vodka, especially the cran-grape combo. very tasty. Damn, now I'm thirsty.