Still Sick


Believe it or not I am STILL SICK! It’s been ages. I can’t shake it. Every time I think it’s over, it’s just not. I’m still down.

I’ve been sleeping more than I ever have before, but it’s really all I can do. When I’m up, I try to paint, but it’s really not happening for me. I’m still working on this same mixed media piece:


Little by little – one day it will be done.

One thing I have been doing a lot of when I’m awake though is getting work done on my book. Lots of writing. I don’t have to getting a palette of paint going in the moments I am awake. I can just sit down and start typing in the book, then go back to bed, so over these last few weeks, I’ve been able to chip away at a lot of book.

Even though I’m still working on that first pass, I’ve come back and re-written full first drafts in many sections, which I think I have mentioned before. I did a whole first chapter at that point when I mentioned it. Well now I’ve done 15 more! I can’t believe it. They’re not all the same length as that first chapter of course, but some of them are. Forty thousand words in all. That’s a good chunk of the book starting to smooth out. They may even stay in the order they’re in and I could already have the first 16 chapters. But it’s too soon to tell.

I think I am about to post a rough piece of the book after all. Not the first chapter, but another piece and see how it goes.  I’ll probably do that later today, but not promote it like I promote my other posts, like this one. I’ll just post it after I post this entry.

In the meantime, I’m going to try to get better.

4 thoughts on “Still Sick

  1. Steve Fujimoto February 24, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Sending good thoughts and working my mojo and juju for a complete and rapid recovery, Carol.

  2. val February 24, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    REally hope you can kick this flu Carol!! We miss you! <3

  3. hoffmakatie February 24, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Hope you feel better soon, Carol. I think the piece you posted is beautiful right now as it is. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

  4. Carol Es February 24, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Thank you Steve, Val, and Katie. I feel like I’m on the mend now. Thank you for the nice words of encouragement Katie – about my writing piece. I need it. It feels good. 🙂 Hope you are doing well with your work too.

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