I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before, but I take the titles for each page (and yes, they’re titled, check out the archives) from the dialogue in the page. I didn’t start off doing it this way, but coming up with an original title for each page was starting to become too time-consuming, so I switched to this style. Sometimes, however, we have pages with no dialogue. I hate those pages!
This past week has been a highly productive one on the writing front. I’ve worked on at least four different projects, I’ve met my deadlines with room to spare, and I’ve been able to get cracking on stuff that had to get shoved to the back-burner…stuff that is actually very important to taking my career to the next level.
And as you all know, #Squirrel has been recovering from eye surgery. The early part of last week was ROUGH, she was dealing with some pretty intense pain, so much so that we made an impromptu visit to the ophthalmologist to see what was wrong. The doctors there are top-notch; the figured out the problems and made the necessary adjustments to #Squirrel’s meds, and she’s been much better…
…but she’s also been sleeping CONSTANTLY. One of her new meds is intended to reduce her “eye pressure” (and who knew that “eye pressure” was a thing?), and that medication is KNOCKING HER OUT. She’s literally slept something like 20 hours a day since Friday. She awakens long enough to use the bathroom, take her meds, and get something to eat, and then she knocks right back out.
(In fact, she woke up as I was typing this. After getting her fed and giving her her meds, she decided that she couldn’t take that particular eye pressure pill anymore, because it’s messing her up. She also has two sets of eye pressure eyedrops, so I didn’t push it. The whole point was to alleviate her pain, because her eye pressure was never THAT high to begin with, so if the intense pain doesn’t recur, we can ditch that pill. The surgeon wasn’t in love with that pill anyway.)
There is probably a correlation between the amount of writing I’ve gotten done recently and the amount of sleeping #Squirrel has been doing…but I’d rather have her up and around and giving me pointless projects to do. I miss my wife; Sleeping Beauty isn’t a movie I needed to see more than once.