Thursday, 10 January 2008

Today is the first day of the rest of my life...

... and there's no time to waste sitting around doing nothing!

I have a massive shelving crisis. I knew this, but I tidied the office today and things are truly getting out of hand, as though my books have started breeding on their own! Add to this the newcomers (health, fighting cancer, inspirational materials etc.,) and you have chaos! Have hidden the horse books away upstairs too, so can't even blame them! So it's tidier in here, but a good sort out and cataloging is on the cards!

But not today!

The results for the PET scan were good (well no worse than expected). The cancer is in the lymph node and the tumour, but we knew that, and it isn't anywhere else which is fabulous. (I was a bit worried about that truth be told.) So onward and upwards with treatment. Even the thought of losing my hair is becoming less of a problem (although on the day itself we'll see, ha ha).

Writing! This blog is supposed to be about writing after all... Writing is happening in this house. Have completed step one: open file and look at it. Close it again. Step two: print off copy of file and look at that. Leave out on desk. Step three: ring a little birdie who said she rang it and perhaps should do something with it. Hmm. Indeed I should. 2008. This is the year I finish my novel, and send out stuff to people!

Hope everyone out there is well and over the various coughs and colds that've been flying around! Don't be givin' 'em to me either!

Rightio - off to do some writing at last - the printed pages beckon...

9 comments:

JJ said...

Oh good news on the PET scan - very good. And also on the novel - getting it open on the computer is, as we all know, a big achievement. I haven't yet as I keep blaming the articles, but I haven't done those either.

JJx

PS I think books truly do breed on their own. How do they do it?

CTaylor said...

Hoorah! So glad about the PET scan news.

As for the novel I recommend you do what I do - leave your printed out copy out somewhere where you can't fail to see it. That way you'll get an attack of the guilts every time you spot it and, eventually, you'll be forced to pick it up and do some work - if only to assuage the horrible guilty feelings!

NoviceNovelist said...

Great news on the scan front. Ah books. I am about to spend the aft clearing up my study as I can no longer think straight. I need to dejunk, declutter. Where to begin? Hope yours is now a haven!!!!

Jon M said...

Keep writing!

Juliet said...

Hi - I've only recently discovered your blog and have been busy catching up on your 'story so far'. Hooray for today's news!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Great news re PET scan, and re writing. Looking forward to seeing that word counter moving again!

Lane said...

This is good news ... the PET scan AND writing again. Hooray!

SpiralSkies said...

Not sure sure tidying up should feature in anyone's life really but hey ho!

You sound really 'up' which is wonderful. Brilliant that you've been riding again.

Am sighing a massive 'phew' at the PET news.

X

hesitant scribe said...

Yes - it isgood news on the PET Scan.

And the riding is definitely helping loads! Exercise and being outdoors you see :)

Thanks everyone!