Yup, that’s my motto, well sort of. For the past 6 weeks, Walgreens has been out of my anxiety medication. How a pharmacy runs out of
medication I will never understand. Don’t they freakin’ do inventory? Every time I try to refill that specific medication, they are out, always! And, it’s not just one Walgreens. It’s all of them in my area. REALLY???
They need to get someone new to do their inventory, or the person who does do it needs to do their damn job. This isn’t one of those medications that you take PRN (as needed) and it doesn’t really matter if you run out. No, this is one of those medications that I have to take twice a day, and when I don’t take it, I start getting heart palpitations, and of course I get
bitchy a bit nasty.
Writing has been a real pain in the ass. With everything going on, I just haven’t been able to focus on any of my writing. I’m very surprised I got 1,034 words written for NaNoWriMo. I’ve had a hard time focusing on anything really. It’s amazing what one little pill can do.
Now, I don’t want anyone thinking I’m a drug addict or anything. I had a car accident 13 years ago that left me with almost daily migraines and severe, chronic neck pain, so I take a few (6) medications to keep everything under control. Ironically, the anxiety med helps keep the migraines at bay. I won’t go into the biochemistry (which is really interesting, I think) but suffice it to say, it works, and I’m ever so thankful that it does. But when I run out, dealing with things like our current financial situation is much worse than it should be.
There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel
Indeed, we still have lights and internet, which means I can still work. WOOHOO!! Yay!! 😀 We also have a wonderful family member that is kind enough to helps us with rent so the landlord will not evict us (it’s the little things in life…). This also looks like a profitable month for my writing. AND, I got my anxiety pill today. 😀
So, hopefully, after the meds kick in, I’ll be able to be even more productive. Plus we went to the grocery store today (we do our shopping once a month), and we now have food! YES! I have a lot less to worry about now (good thing I got my anxiety pill huh?)
I made it to 1,034 words, but haven’t written anything since (that lack of focus thing again). I just don’t know where I want the story to go. Do I want to make it a love story? Or a mystery? The original plan for this book was a mystery that took place in an ophthalmologist’s office. But I’m not sure I want to go that route anymore. I’m also still getting hung up on dialogue, although I’ve been given some articles to check out on the subject (thanks Terrye!).
I’m also getting hung up on how much detail to put in each scene. (I’m new to this novel writing thing, can you tell?) I did finally figure out a name for my MC. Her name is Emily, but I haven’t figured out her last name yet. My secondary character’s name is Preston Fletcher. I really like that name. 😀 I actually have more of his character developed than Emily’s. In my head, anyway.
I posted a short excerpt on the NaNoWriMo website, so feel free to check it out. If you have any ideas for Emily’s last name, feel free to leave them in the comments below!! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. It took me four hours to pick her first name!