How to Cure a Cold if You’re a Writer

Posted on 30/01/2013 by

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My dialogue has been uncharacteristically violent today. My cold is making me frustrated. But at least it’s not stopping me working. I’m not sure where my head’s at exactly but I’m writing. I guess I’ll just have to look at this stuff on a clear day and make sure I’m making sense.

I did have to skip right over one part though, because my head kept making bad jokes.

I tried arguing with it for a bit first, but I didn’t really get anywhere. I said, “THIS IS A SERIOUS BIT, STOP MAKING JOKES.” And it was like, “WOULDN’T IT BE AWESOME IF THERE WAS A PUN HERE?” And I said, “NO, IT WOULDN’T. SHUT UP.”

And then I went and wrote the bit where things blow up and there’s a Jabberwock. Cause really, it’s not like this book lacks ludicrous parts.

And, you know, if you play the music loud enough you can’t hear the way your voice slides from sharp to flat because you can’t breathe through your nose.

I even stopped sneezing. Clearly shouting, SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY is good for the immune system.