Thursday, December 11, 2014

Up and down


Today I finished my first edit of my novel and then printed it out and had it spiral bound. It's nowhere near "book" yet but I have a physical copy! Now I will do another edit on the printed copy. Sometimes I prefer having a real page in front of me. Then after that my husband gets to read it and comment - tactfully of course.

My mum had her abdomen drained again today. Only nine days after the last time and it was nearly as bad. She doesn't feel like the new medication is helping but it's only been a few days. She says she doesn't need me to go and stay there at this stage, maybe later. I don't think she has much hope of getting better now. She is being very practical, like giving me phone numbers of her friends to notify if she dies.

Life is full of good and bad, up and down.


  1. You are so right--life IS so full of good and bad, up and down.

    I understand about editing in print vs. on a screen. I can see things in print I don't notice online.

    You stories about your mom make me think so much of the cancer journey I went on with my dad and it breaks my heart. How far do you live from your mother?

    1. Nearly four hours drive. A long way.