Thursday, July 24, 2014

Medicine Mauls Writing

TV Trope
 Back in June I got a physical. Ever since, it's been procedure after procedure for a variety of bodily malfunctions from an MRI to physical therapy to a chiropractor to a colonoscopy to this new prostrate biopsy thing on Monday. No half measures for me.

Good progress on my H.P. Lovecraft homage, as well as the aforementioned Dark Urban Tales. But maintaining momentum is tough when you're stranded in a doctor's office. They're often run like Disneyland, where you're moved into a room, giving one the illusion of movement, but then abandoned there for long periods. Thank God for Kindle!

So far, none of the medical findings have been serious, just vexing and time consuming. Enough. Away. To the lumber yard! (Or the next draft.)


J Gillian Finley said...

Oh no! Hope you get positive (NEGATIVE) results on those tests.

John P. McCann said...

I'm with you!

Rafa Rivas said...

Funny how bad memory works... I could swear I read that Lovecrat homage of yours and that I enjoyed it, but I am drawing a blank here. No problem recalling Death Honk or even less Fresh Ideas, though.
By the way, have you seen this video?: it seems like you guys were way ahead of your time. The cool side is that it's cooler that way, the uncool side is that it was too early for internet nerds to preserve it.
How are you doing after two weeks? I agree on the half measures.

John P. McCann said...

Hi Rafa,

Hope you've been well.

You probably did read a short story Lovecraft homage published as "Dagon and Jill." The one I'm working on now is novel-length.

I did see that video. And while we couldn't be saved, it was nice to have a moment where it all went our way.

Medical news wasn't so good. But not as bad as it could've been.

But I press ahead on the novel.

J Gillian Finley said...

Hi John;

Yuk, lousy medical news stinks but if it isn't as bad as you feared it might be, give a great sigh of relief and gut out the stuff you have to put up with as you press on with the novel.

I'm having similar issues, but more of the pain in the backside variety. (NOT literally, thank God!) I'll just call it middle aged woman stuff and be done with it.

Looking forward to that book! Now that I'm FINALLY Moved, I can concentrate on my trilogy idea. Domestic and nearly futuristic, but in a good way.

John P. McCann said...

"Bad" is a relative term. I'm afraid my condition will command attention for some time to come.

Good for you on your trilogy.

Press on!

J Gillian Finley said...

Oh dear! Well, considering that you can get a novel written, even with so many internet distractions in the way, I trust you will forge ahead with whatever needs doing (medically).

IF it will help, distract yourself from the crappy stuff by concentrating on what you want to do. You'll still need to deal with the crappy stuff, but it can be a hurdle in the race and not a wall. Good luck with both!

John P. McCann said...

Appreciate the thoughts, Gillian.

Each day sports it's own challenge.