As some of you know, it’s been a rough week. Turns out my doxie Sammy didn’t have a bug. He took a turn for the worse Thursday afternoon, and after a series of blood work and x-rays, a foreign body was discovered. He had surgery on Friday, where the vet found a lot of his bedding (an old towel, because they chew everything up) wrapped in his intestines like rope. She spent over three hours getting it out. There were also ulcers on his bowels from the mess going on inside him. He made it through surgery fine, but we’re not out of the woods yet. There are chances for infections and other setbacks, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
We went to visit yesterday, and he was happy to see us as well as his bestie, our other mini doxie Maggie. Seeing him after the surgery helped.
Needless to say, the worry didn’t play well for my writing. I was feeling down anyway, so Sammy’s issues were like icing on the cake. I feel so guilty because I knew he was chewing up the bedding, but I didn’t realize how much he was actually eating. I found scraps around, so I just assumed the vast majority was being left out. Should have known better.
I did manage to get a fair amount of editing done on Light and Dark. I’m working on some of the more in depth suggestions from my critique partner as well as really focusing on ‘show, don’t tell.’ And dialogue tags. Those are a biggie of mine.
The Prophet is still stalled. It’s an exciting idea I know I can write, but I’m having trouble getting started. I have notes all over the place, and it’s like I’ve forgotten how to organize. Hopefully I get that straightened out soon.
Just wanted to say thank you for all the support on Twitter and Facebook this week. Having you guys to talk to has really helped, and it means a lot:)
Special thanks to the wonderful Tiffany White for pimping my blog on Jenny Hansen’s great post. Check out Tiffany’s post about the Texas Kiss and Kill Murders – a creepy true story!
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How did your week turn out?