Posts Tagged ‘Brain’

Well, new kitten… unexpected. This is going to mess with finances some, as we are still having to deal with Storm’s kitten vet expenses and both Storm and Yina will need to be neutered, with only about two months of each other… if that.
We were not entirely sure how we were going to deal with Storm this upcoming long weekend, as we host a party during that time and with people going in and out, with a kitten determined to be out, was going to be tricky. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. This way if we do lock him in the bedroom, at least he’ll have a source of amusement…I don’t know how amused Yina will be but…

I am still trying to edit the second White Dragon Black novel, ‘Bindings & Spines’, like a mad man. Lots of changes to the first five chapters – took some time and melted my brain a little but, even with cutting out a whole scene that was definitely one of my ‘darlings’, I think this is the better way for the novel to begin. I have just received a number of chapters back from my beta reader – so I can progress from where the rearranged beginning left me.
Also, I’m still working on the edits further in on the novel, which will be sent on their way to my beta reader. I’m trying to get through all the edits to this novel, as fast as I can ,to get the thing to my publisher as early as possible… so we can do more edits. Damn good thing I actually like editing.

Wrote nearly 600 words this morning in the fifth novel, not much , but it helps to write a little, as regularly as I can, to keep the story active in my brain. I appreciate my Muse feeding me these little snippets, I admit I wish she would show me the title for it. But You take what you get.

I am almost finished the pinata for the above mentioned long weekend party. I just have to fill it and paint it. My big concern at this point is that the thing is strong enough to take the weight of the prizes inside. Those little bottles of alcohol weight nothing individually but when you have a lot all together… well I just hope I made the thing strong enough.

Still haven’t dropped my dosage down. Usually by this point in the summer, I’ve come down from my July cycle enough to drop the extra 250 ml – but alas, I feel the red rage still seething too close to the surface and my thoughts are not quite as linear and refined as I could hope. Maybe I should be getting my blood wrok done again to see where the levels are at but I know my doctor is very much worried by the idea of raising my dosage above what it is now.  Can’t blame him really, they pills really are liver killers,

Well, there you have it – my exciting update on my not very exciting life.

 

I’m rushing headlong towards the release of the novel – how do I feel?

I really don’t know.

My brain is doing it’s usual thing – I’m know I’m getting excited, so it is shutting down my emotion. As the day looms closer, I become more detached. It is oddly paradoxical. But, I suppose, on some level it is a good thing. I’m not turning into a useless ball of excited energy at least – so that’s one thing.

In reality, the actual book release is still a month off – June 28th. But I know it will be here fast, in the scope of things, and that time will be filled with things related to it. For example, on Monday, we do the promo release and then reviews from the ARC will start to pop up all during the month.

I have to get the prizes for the release party together and done in that time as well. Again, good reason to have my mind dictating my emotion…or lack of them. I think what I’m offering for prizes during the Facebook release party are pretty good; a book-marker, e-version of the novel, prints of the cover art (signed by both the artist, Luke Spooner, and myself), and a signed print version.

I am still also in a sort of state of denial – I suppose that isn’t too uncommon. Maybe holding the actual paperback in my hand will help make it real. This has been one weird trip and it’s not done yet. I wouldn’t change a thing about it though.

 

From this ARTICLE:


“He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.””

It’s short, to the point – and scary.

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

I got my new tattoo yesterday. The session ran longer than we thought it would , and the end result was different than originally planned. The end result was, however, amazing.

I’m sore from all the hours of work my skin had to put up with, and swollen but I have a wicked tat to show for it.

Tattoo

The words ‘ behind, between, and beyond the body’ have two meanings for me. First, it is a line that I use, in each novel, to describe where the energy comes from which fuels my protagonists magic. Second, it is how I feel about the act of writing for me – where the words themselves come from.

This is why it makes such a great tattoo to commemorate getting my debut novel accepted and published.

I seem to be a slight bit off kilter, my brain doesn’t seem to be aligned with itself quite perfectly. Time has gone a little wibbly, without the wobbly.

I don’t know if it’s just the day, a spike in my brain causing my medication levels to be a bit off, or that things got out of whack when I awoke from a horrid dream (even for me – who has nothing but bad dreams) and stayed up for a half an hour in the middle of the night, to try and rid the lingering tendrils of it from my mind.

Whatever be the case, the result is a feeling of not quite with it.

I didn’t bother even trying to write yet this morning – this blog post is enough of a linear strain on the brain.

I hope this just drifts away, and I can be productive this afternoon. I want to get somewhere close to 1k written in the fourth White Dragon Black series and stab away at the new short story – oh, yeah… I started another short story yesterday. Sorry should have mentioned.

So lets hope the fog lifts and the hemispheres of my brain re-align. I have words waiting for me.