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.

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.

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About Linda Nelson

Full-time worker by day and a college student/writer by night. Linda is studying Business Management and Social Services while she works on her Bachelor Degree at Franklin Pierce University. Blogging when she can to keep the writing muse growing. In 2010, Linda broke out into writing with her first Contemporary Young Adult novella, Friends of Choice which she later retitled and re-edited in 2013 to, What Karla Wants. Since then she has published two more Contemporary Young Adult novels, one of which is a Sweet Romance, and published two slipstream fantasy novels. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America since 2012. Watch for her coming new releases.