I spent Christmas and New Year sick with pneumonia (again). But there are some good things that happen when I get really sick. I tend to go and go and go and go until my body tells me ENOUGH! Then I must settle in and focus on rest.
Rest includes reading. I sometimes whine about not having any time to read. When you're flat on your back (but propped up so that you can breathe and cough), you have plenty of time. I caught up on reading - from a friend's new YA (which I loved) to The Scorch Trials by James Dashner to V is for Vendetta by Sue Grafton. I wanted to do more, but I was really tired.
When I wasn't reading, I was watching old favorites. I drifted in and out to Xena and Stargate Atlantis and Robert Rodriguez films (don't ask).
Because I couldn't do more than slumber the first week, I had plenty of time to think about my rewrite. Think. Not write. This turned out to be a good thing. I made a note here and there. But mostly, I just thought. And plotted. And rearranged. When I did have the energy to sit up and write on my new laptop, I was ready. I ran things by my Crit Buds, flushed things out and I'm rocking this rewrite.
So sometimes getting sick can be an advantage.
How was your holiday? And your New Years?
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