It’s spring! Spring comes in an array of colors and allergy symptoms. During this time, something in my inner ear likes to swell. It leaves me with the sensation that a boat is rocking, and I’m in it. I hang onto the walls, hoping the storm abates. When it’s in both ears, it usually comes with nausea. That’s when I opt for the meds. This time it’s only in one ear, so the symptom-to side-effect scale is tipped toward trying to ignore it and plowing through. I find I’m plowing through to the left.
You’d think all of this lopsided veering would keep me working at my desk more regularly. No, I find it’s like being in a moving car for two hours studying phone numbers at 8 pt font. Mostly, I have to take my writing time in short spurts. This has been very effective motivation for novel-writing! Knowing I can’t stay with it long, I type with the intent of going back and filling in the blanks later. It’s amazing how much I accomplish when the editor and the researcher in me are not allowed to gang up on a good story! So, hoist the mainsail. I’m on board with this.