Managed 1.5K words on the new novel. Meant to try to wrap up the “Kiyohime” short story, but I wanted to put down a couple thoughts on Dragon Queller. “A couple thoughts” turned into “this scene” which turned into “this scene plus this bridge” which turned into “this chapter.”
Now head hurts a lot. Pain radiating down my neck and spreading to my shoulder. Looking at the monitor makes my eyes go squinty, and my stomach’s all queasy from the owing. Stupid of me, really, but I’d always figured that “suffering for one’s art” was figurative.
I think it’s time to call to call it done for the day. And take a handful of pills.
I'm sorry to hear you're in pain! I hope by now (Saturday morning) it's gone away and you're feeling wonderful.
But I also HAVE to tell you, I read "it’s time to stop writing for the day when the pain becomes blinding" as having the sense like "saving for the day when I'm free to travel" - er, dunno if that's clear. For an instant I thought you'd been writing with blinding pain as the *goal*, and had decided to stop. I"m glad that wasn't it at ALL, but it does occur to me that it might make a title for some Jay Lake story...lol