Jul 27, 2009

Migraine Monday

Yes, it’s been one of those days, which was preceded by one of those weekends. Is it just me or has the up and down weather been creating an abnormal number of migraines this summer?

Anyway, I’m feeling much better now so I thought it was time I got around to posting.

Last week kind of fizzled out on me.

Fiction-wise I’m sure you noticed I missed Creative Friday, which I’m thinking of re-naming Flash Friday ‘cause I’d like to start doing more flash fiction. The problem is, I’d also like to start marketing some of my flash fiction and if I do that I can’t have it on my blog. It’s a catch-22 situation that I can get around by compressing a longer piece into a flash so it’s more of an excerpt. Or expanding a flash into a longer piece. Or something like that. . .

No, I don’t really know what I’m talking about. We’ll see how it goes. :-)

So no Creative Friday last week and I did not finish my outline for the Starlight Series. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t even work on it. I did, however, get three reports done for my Human Resources course.

I did much better poetry-wise last week. I did finish a poem for my poetry group, however I’m not happy with it so I’m going to work on it some more. I also have a poem coming out this week in poetryz’own and three more were accepted for future publication.

I was just about set for the AW anthology when I realized that three of the poems were still under consideration elsewhere, so I’m having to come up with replacements for them before I can fire off the submission.

Goals for this week:

Get that submission done for the AW anthology
Something new for Flash Friday
Work on expanding the piece I posted last Saturday
Three more assignments for Human Resources

I also have a quiz on Wednesday and an exam on Thursday so I’d really better be prepared to get off my lazy butt this week!


Benjamin Solah said...

Hey, you should join us at Write Anything playing [Fiction] Friday.

There's a prompt each Thursday, or Friday. You write up your piece and post a link in the post on the Friday.

It's great because we share feedback of each other's stuff.


Just a suggestion

Jamie D. said...

Glad you're feeling better - I don't get migraines, but I know my head's been hurting more lately due to the pressure changes. Have you tried taking a "Super B" vitamin complex for your migraines? I read somewhere that high amounts of Riboflavin (which is a B vitamin, but I can't seem to buy it on it's own) decrease the amount of migraines for a lot of people. My husband used to get bad migraines probably once every two weeks or so, and I started him on a daily dose of those super B vitamins - hasn't had one since. I doubt it works for everyone, but it's a cheap fix if it does...

Congratulations on what you *did* get done last week (and your sold pieces!!), and good luck with this week's goals. Flash Friday sounds groovy...you're in the same Catch-22 I am with posting/submitting. *sigh*

C R Ward said...

Thanks for the link, Benjamin! I'll definitely be checking it out.

Jamie: I was on a high dosage of B12 at one time which was supposed to boost my energy level but only seemed to make me tired. Maybe I should give them another try . . .