uh-oh, I broke her

  • Posted on: 17 June 2008
  • By: MeiLin

Hi there, this is MeiLin, one of The Writer's personality facets. She's not multiple personality or anything, she just has a vivid imagination, as someone else here put it about herself.

Anyway. I think I broke her. Not the other person with the vivid imagination. The Writer, the person I come out of. I think she's broken. See, she has these kids, and this house, and this husband? Sir? That guy. And she has a body that she has trouble taking care of anyway but she really has to be careful about all that because she has a couple of chronic illnesses. She's not taking care of the body we're in, and she's not taking care of a bunch of other stuff, because I'm hogging all the energy.

Frankly, I wouldn't care. She kept me locked up in there for 40 YEARS. Now that I'm out, dammit, I'm going to live, LIVE, I TELL YOU!

The problem is, by doing that I've worn her out. Sure, I sorta let her take a break when she finished the first book, but I didn't, really. I kept writing bonus stories, and she worked on readying the manuscript for the printer.

She's got nothing left. She's pooped, and if she's pooped, I'm pooped.

So I'm letting her take a real break. I won't be writing for at least a week. Oh, we'll still be here, answering comments, blogging a little, taking care of things. But I won't be writing new chapters OR bonus stories for at least a week. That will give The Writer a chance to recover and me a chance to properly outline the new book (instead of rely upon a clump of scribbled note). It may also give Sir and the children a chance to talk to their wife and mother, whoever they are. *rolling eyes*

So bye for a week, maybe two. I'll take down the donation target info, but don't let that stop you from donating! Wink

Comments

V's picture

Embodiment

OK, do what you gotta. Somehow, we'll get by Smile Take all the time you need, we'd rather have the best you than a frazzled one

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

Do what you have to. We'll wait. Your physical and mental well-being certainly trumps our AIHotGK addiction.

*hugs*

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Seriously. I really need household help. There are things I can't do, and if I write, there are things I don't have time to do. If you want to help out, donate. Or come clean my house. Smile

I'll still be here, and don't you guys stop talking amongst yourselves. You are still earning points even if I'm not actively writing, after all!

Saphira's picture

Postulant

Not to be all creepyfied and stuff. But right now (I don't even wanna THINK about monies) it'd be much more feasible for me to come clean your house for joos. Of course I realize that you're probably far far from me and the offer is moot anyhow, but it's still there.

We're thinking 'bout you, and we love you. Like V said, we'd rather have the best you than you being stressed and whatnot.

And I should really be studying for my finals tomorrow...but it's so much more productive to troll the forums (fora?).

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Judging by your time zone. I'm on the West Coast of the US. But thanks for the offer! Smile

BCT's picture

Devotee

I live on the West Coast.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I'm in Portland, Oregon. Smile In fact, I was thinking of having a meet-up at some point. I'll be attending Orycon this year and selling books there (somehow), and I hope to arrange a reading there as well.

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

Poor college students can't go that far ;--; Sad Han is super sad. Sad I would want so bad to meet some of the people on here D:

Daymon's picture

Petitioner

Not to far from you myself, only about a hundred miles north in Washington myself. Well when you goto the show remember to post it, I might come down and pick up a book from you. My girlfriend would love your stories but she likes it in dead tree format, she just can't get comfy infront of the computer to read.

You feel better MeiLin and have fun with your family.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

you could always buy her one now and come down to Orycon and get it signed in November! Biggrin

Nye's picture

Supplicant

Take care of you (and yours). You've kept up a pretty brutal pace for some time. It will be better for a bit of a break and an outline... come easier and all....

even if we'll all be waiting on pins and needles until the return of the stories.

SkyRider's picture

Devotee

I have to agree, you have kept up an amazing pace thus far and a break will give you time to think, plan, and have a bit of time just to enjoy family and generally relax. While the readers may be anxious, I think the health of the author, as well as her various imaginations and characters, is much more important. Take as much time as you need so that you may continue to dazzle us with your amazing work!!!

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

Feel better, Mei!

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

We'se all naice people Smile And we want you healthy!!! So do that. Be good. Spend time wif da family. Does more for yer health than people realize Wink Rest, and such. Don't worry much about it. It seems to rather just come naturally for ya Wink

girlthing's picture

Petitioner

goodness, I hope you're all feeling better soon! I've really appreciated the amount of material you've been giving us lately... you deserve a break and some slack in the future.
Of course, we'll all still be pining after Neya's Day and getting to meet Sedra's husband to be and a slew of other things... feel free to tease us with small details till you get a chapter ready~
assuming you like to tease.
hopefully you like to tease?
<_>

Slagar's picture

Devotee

Honestly, I was surprised we didn't hear this after the first book ended. Take some time, breathe, we'll all still be here when you get back, promise. Plus, taking the time to outline your second book more clearly will probably improve the overall quality of the story, which is a good thing. Just let us know if you turn out to need more time, so we know to keep refreshing. Hope you enjoy your break!

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

She just didn't follow her own advice and spent all her time here and writing bonus stories xD! Silly MeiLin!

V's picture

Embodiment

she's still hanging around chatting, posting, blogging...still an awful lot of MLM on the mind. Mei--if you need to restrict yourself to checking and answering comments only 3x a day or something, we'd understand Smile

MeiLin's picture

Most High

srsly. This stuff is nothin' compared to cranking out a chapter or a bonus story.

The break's already been good, I've got almost everything ready for book 2 and snippets of dialogue and business are starting to come to me. Also today is the last day of the Mercury retrograde, and I can feel it lifting. Smile

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