There were so many of them the first few months of the year. You see, I was sick four times during that time period. I didn’t have a chance to really get over being sick before I was sick again. I also wasn’t sleeping much at all due to extremely loud neighbor issues – and this lack of rest is probably why I was so sick for that long. It contributed, that’s for sure. When you can’t sleep you aren’t truly getting the rest you need, and your immune system suffers. No amount of vitamin C and broth was doing the trick. Despite being so sick I was able to pull off a few good writing days during that time, but that was all.
I am not a fan of unsuccessful writing days, let me tell you. I had already spoken nicely to the neighbor a few times. I then spoke with the landlord a few occasions, but nothing was ever done about the neighbor. This neighbor is now the reason I am looking for a new living situation.
Things got marginally better after the first few months of the year, and then he went away for a few months, but he has been back less than three weeks and I have already missed five nights of sleep due to the noise. Not fun!
Anyway, I finally did get in numerous successful writing days. Enough to finish one novella and write three more. Thank goodness! I got so deep into this writing that I neglected to actually publish anything until December, when I published four short stories.
I’ll post more about these ebooks soon, but I just wanted to let other writers know that, even when we get off track for one reason or another, it is possible to get back there again when things settle down. Unsuccessful writing days (or months!) happen, but they aren’t an end to a writing career.