Friday, October 05, 2007


Whew - it's been awhile!

I've been avoided my blogging duties in order to write and am happy to report I've had a very productive week. In 10 days, I've managed to get 11,000 words done - which is really pretty good for me considering the kids/extra-curricular activities/family stuff... AND the fact that I edit as I go and I'm a ridiculously slow writer.

I never really considered what a time-suck Thursday Thirteen is, but really -- it's hours! First coming up with a post then visiting all the fun and informative TTers. By foregoing it last night, I managed to add 600 words to my story. I've done about 30 TT's (I lost track at some point!), which would suggest that I could have written 18,000 words in that time. A novella. A quarter of a novel.
I'm not giving up on TT, but will skip it if the muse is especially strong. It's a matter of priorities, right Christine? :)

And in other exciting TMI news, I had my first experience with an excruciating little issue commonly known as a gallbladder attack. It's not generally called a gallbladder upset, or a gallbladder malfunction. Not a gallbladder cramp or a gallbladder strain. No, it's specifically called a gallbladder ATTACK, and for very good reason. It hurts like a whole freaking mortar attack is taking place in your innards.

I've birthed two large babies (one with no meds, the other with partial) and managed to keep my dignity in tact (wait, I'd better just confirm that with Mr. Wylie... ... ... Yes, he assures me that no significant dignity was lost) and for the record, I'd rather go through that again than have another ATTACK. I writhed on the floor of the emergency room. WRITHED. ON THE FLOOR. FOR FIVE HOURS.
No dignity.

Except for the part where I live in mortal fear of it happening again, I'm good now. Pain's all gone.


julia said...

So sorry you had that attack, Wylie! Scary when you think you've had the worst pain possible (childbirth) and then you discover that no, there IS something worse.

I can remember having a quite horrible allergic response to penicillin when I was a teenager. I was rolling back and forth moaning, but part of me was detached and thinking - wow, this is like it is in the movies. I didn't know people really did that. And that was the last time I ever took penicillin.

Amy Ruttan said...

OMG you poort thing! Well congrats on the word count. WOOHOO, are we rubbing off on you? Is Margie? Only 5k to go my dear!!! WooHOO

Large babies ... ahem you're speaking to the mother of bohemouths 11.5!!! Ok I'll be easy your a tiny thing.

I'm glad your feeling better. I was worried about you.

Wylie Kinson said...

Julia - EXACTLY! I could hear myself moaning and thinking in that detached way 'Is that me?' I thought all this dramatic stuff only happened in the movies ;)

Amy - you win! My biggest was only 10 lbs 13 oz, but yes, you do have about 10 inches on me!! :)

Christine d'Abo said...

HUGS Wylie!! And yes, TT takes a lot of time. Both in coming up with the idea and then visiting people. Set those priorities and stick to them girl!!

I can wait to read what you're working on. I'm sure it will get snatched up!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I'm sorry about the ATTACK. I put that in all caps, because I've heard how bad they are. I hope you are feeling better.

Red Garnier said...

Hugs to my wonderful Wylie and I hope that attack will NEVER EVER happen again! =( And 11,000; way to go!!! You're on a roll, girl!! Keep at it cause I know someone who's eager beaver to read. LOL. =)

Amy Ruttan said...

Holy crap you had a 10lb?!!!? Have you told me this before?!!!? you win cause you didn't have a section.

I bow to you.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I've had kidney stones, and the Tour Manager had a huge gallbladder attack (that I thought was kidney stones, they present so similarly -- to me, anyway. Like I'm a doctor!).

I can tell you lots about gallbladder attacks. E-mail me if you need to talk. My b-i-l refused to have his removed and lives with it, as does a friend. But the Tour Manager's had to come out. It was ... an experience. Good and bad.

Seriously. E-mail me if you want/need to.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Wylie, I'm so sorry you had a gall bladder attack! That sounds horrid. I'm so glad you're feeling better now. Sending big hugs, my friend!

I've missed you, but I understand about the priority thing. If you look at the archives to my writing blog, you can see how, over time, I've scaled back. And yes, TT is a huge time suck -- I've done it a couple of weeks in a row since the Sweat Challenge ended but with it starting again soon and NaNao coming up, I'll probably be lucky to be able to do it every other week.

Hugs to you! And many congrats on the 11,000 words! That's fabulous! :-D

Nicholas said...

Take courage! They're bound to come up with a cure sooner or later.

Leah Braemel said...

Oh, Wylie, been there done the writhing thingy (though mine was on a bed, not the floor) but not for FIVE hours! OMG!

And Way to Go on the 11K in 10 days!

Robyn Mills said...

You poor thing, I hope you can enjoy TG. Well done on the writing.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a message while I was gone.

Sparky Duck said...


Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks all for you good wishes and commiserative stories! Nice to know I'm not alone :)

And Sparky - man you crack me up.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks all for you good wishes and commiserative stories! Nice to know I'm not alone :)

And Sparky - man you crack me up.