December 16th, 2019 – 446

Ok I may have messed up. Not 1K, no nothing so important. No, I may have screwed up my back because I am in agony today. It seems that I’ve pulled, bruised or torn something, and I’ve lost quite a lot of feeling in my left arm as a result. Also when the pain spikes, I start to feel woozy or light headed. So yeah no biggie. 

Ok I’m being facetious. I would hope that was obvious of course, but I’ll admit I’ve brushed off worse. I have to decide now whether I should go to A&E or not. On the plus side, it’s not a long walk. I work right next to the hospital, so if anything I have no excuse not to go. No excuse that is, until you consider waiting times. I don’t want to spend that long away from my desk. Also, I don’t want to get signed off work over this, and aside from painkillers I don’t see what else going there would do.

TSS is now at 63,000 words, and based on my current plan I’d say the final script is between 80K and 90K. I’ll write it to the former, then once I’ve typed up WHT return to it to get the polish right. That will either see it rise to 90K, or I’ll cut it to 75K – my usual floor. On my current pace, I should hit 80K by the 31st. 

Also, I decided to cut myself some slack: I will upload two chapters on Wednesday, not three. By shunting the whole schedule, I now don’t have a gap that I was planning to fill with A Planet Named George. That means I can write that at my own pace when I want to, and don’t have to rush it out over the holidays.

Right, I need some lunch, and then, well I’ll get through today. If I’m feeling like I’m going to pass out, I’ll take a detour on the way home to the DGH. Wish me luck.