Returning to the Keyboard – #ROW80 Check-in

It’s been a while since I last checked in. I’ve been on the mend. An up and coming, now past, hysterectomy took me away from the keyboard for a few weeks. Between fretting about the up and coming surgery and dealing with being uncomfortable after having the old-fashioned surgery, I’m back.

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Slowly, I’m increasing my sitting time at the keyboard. In the middle of the afternoon, I still have the urge to nap. I know I have every reason to give in to this urge, and I do. It’s all part of my healing process.
I think I may have lost five pounds or more with this surgery. I had an awful case of fibroids. The doc who did the operation was so excited by her findings. I guess I had enough lumps to put me in the non-cancerous category. Supposedly the more lumps your uterus has, the less chance for cancer to be found. Now, that’s a real good thing to hear from your doc.
Today I opened up two different files. One was for a secret story I’m working on for another pen name. The other file was for a story I started about three years ago. That story has been at the 17k mark for years. Maybe it is the time I finished it.
I’m looking at another 5 to 7 weeks out of work because of the surgery. I can only hope to make some serious progress on some works sitting in my slush pile. All they need is a bit of brainstorming and some TLC. Hopefully, I can turn out more than one story this year.
I did 333 words on one work in progress and then another 400 words on the other one. I have about 5 works in progress sitting in that sludge pile. It would be nice if I could finish all of them, just for giggles.


Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student at Franklin Pierce University. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her bachelor degree in Accounting for the intent of acquiring her Masters of Science in Accounting. She also has a diverse degree by the additional business courses added to her curriculum along with some Social Services classes. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Monadnock Writers Group. She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings from Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire. You can reach Linda at her website

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