What’s Been Going On: Writing, Poker and Meh

Hey Everyone,

Just an update today really. I’m at the tail end of a string of health issues. I had a throat infection/flu thing for a week had gone back to work for two days and then got food poisoning. It’s been nice having time off at home but being this ill has certainly taken the fun out of it. I’ve never had food poisoning before and that first 12 hours I’ve never been in so much pain. Not only were the stomach cramps awful but the fibro was triggered and my nerves became over sensitised, which meant I was hyper-sensitive to pain, touch, light, temperature etc. Then the fatigue went chronic for a few days and although it’s calmed down a lot, its still in the background, hitting me every now and then.

I got my acknowledgements from my science fiction short story submission (in the 2nd quarter) and should be put through my initial round of judging soon. I thought I wasn’t going to make the deadline as I missed the PO hours on the Saturday after I posted here that I was ready to send it off. Luckily I managed to get it in the mail before I was sick again, otherwise I would have missed the deadline for sure.

I’m also working on a new short story that is actually tied into the world in the second of my science fiction books. It’s going well and I may try to sell it or keep it for the next quarter of the competition, depending on how long it takes me to get it ready. I would like to get it into print, as it would help me get my name out there but it would also start to build the world I’m using in the books. Although this will be told from an angle/time that won’t be directly called upon in the books, it is part of the story and the history for sure.

And as for poker I just came out of the daily Scandinavian Freeroll and came 39th of 1059 entrants. That’s the highest I’ve made it and only 13 places away from the money seats. If I had kept my head a little at the end I might well have made it to the money before I blinded out.

Anyway that’s all I’ve got, hope the world is treating you well and if not you can bare it until it does.

Peace,  Niamh xxx

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Guess Who’s Back? Fibro Attack

Hey all,

I’ve not been around much before as the Fibro has been active again. I managed to write about it in my blog For the Hole Inside Everyone called Guess Who’s Back? (Hint – it begins with F). I also finished writing the second of my sci fi short stories. I have to type it up, punch it up a little and probably redo the ending a bit but the flesh is there.

I’ve also come up with another idea which could turn into an even more juicy story but it has to ruminate in the back of my mind for a while. My writing suffered a lot this week due to high pain/fatigue levels.  This may mean I’m  more sporadic  on the website, so if you prefer you might want to sign up to the RSS that way when I do an update you know without having to keep popping back.

Anyway hope all is well out there,

Peace, Niamh x

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