The good news is that my joints don’t ache, so I’m likely not having a flare-up. The bad news is that everything sinus-related hurts or is otherwise nonfunctional: head, eyes, face, nose. But the upshot is that I’m not contagious (probably), and with the application of a veritable pharmacopoeia of meds, I can still function. Sort of.
Managed around 700 words on the “Kiyohime” short story. Also decided to give in and began writing the sequel to Demon Queller. It feels like the height of presumption (and folly) to start work on book 2 when book 1 isn’t even at the “ready to market” stage, but it also feels wrong to smother the craving to put words on the page. Ergo, 2K words on Dragon Queller.
My muse, she is a skanky crack whore. I know it. She knows it. We’re way beyond rehab.
Actually, I have heard that it is a really good idea to start working on #2 while you are sending off #1. Not only do you have something to take your mind off selling #1, but if they like it, they'll want to know when #2 will be available.