Sunday, October 26, 2014

Brain Emptied--Mission Accomplished

by Leann

This blog must be short and sweet because, well, I'm tired. I finished book #7 in the Cats in Trouble series yesterday and I followed it up by going to my first college football game in years. I am a little tired. No, I am a lot tired.

As usual, I read through the manuscript and was amazed that it actually makes sense. It's kind of an out of body experience to read something that's taken about a year to think out, outline and then actually get it on the page and in the end say, "How did this happen?" All I can say is the subconscious is a powerful thing. Writers pull a lot of stuff out of that part of our brain and it's a bigger mystery to me than what's in the manuscript.

As for the football game? Our Syracuse Orange lost but I had my first tailgating experience, subjected my poor fibromyalgia body to way much noise, crowd, walking and just plain over stimulation. But I was with friends and it was worth the pain I was feeling by 10 PM last night.

Enjoy your Sunday! But mine won't compare to a fantastic Saturday spent at Clemson cheering on the hapless Syracuse Orange with friends we've had for 35 years!



8 comments:

Mary Jane Maffini said...

What a great weekend for you! So glad you've finished your book. Your readers are all thrilled. And that football game with old friends (and Syracuse - however they were performing) will be a memory to treasure.

XO

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks MJ! It was a memorable weekend!

mary kennedy said...

It sounds like you had a great time. And congrats on writing those magical words, THE END!! yay!

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks, Mary!!

Kendra Prince said...

So proud of you, Leann! Can't wait to read it. Now, take care of yourself and rest. I have fibromyalgia too. It's rough when I have a flare. Tell Marlowe and Wexford to love on you for all of us.

Leann Sweeney said...

Then we understand each other, Kendra. I sure wish they'd find an answer. Every muscle is screaming today. By tomorrow, I hope this flare starts to fade, but as you know, sometimes it's weeks not a day or two. Would I do ti again and go to the game? Probably. This illness not only creates pain, but loneliness. Take care of yourself Kendra!

Lynda Turpin said...

What a relief it must be to finish such a major accomplishment. Your books are so wonderful that, even though I hate waiting for a new one to come out, it is always worth the wait. So relax a bit now and let your mind and body recover from the writing and the game. Take care.....

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks, Lynda. It's been hard to keep my eyes open all day. It's an early bed time for me tonight!