Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A New Day

As the graphic above says... I have too many blessings to be depressed, so a new day, and moving on.

Not to say I am feeling less sore, because I am not.  Still sore and swollen.  Not much to do about it though!  Rheumatoid Arthritis sucks.  Period.  Thank goodness my Lupus is quiet.

I have mentioned that I am working on a fiction novel.  Last night, as I lay in bed trying in vain to fall asleep, I was able to brainstorm some plot planning!  I had brought my notebook into the bedroom to make some notes before shutting the light off, but after my epiphany (of sorts) I turned it back on and wrote everything down! 

Sure, I wish I wasn't in pain and could just lay down and sleep like a normal person, but this was a positive outcome from the negative! 

When life gives you lemons... make lemonade!

Many of you have asked about my novel.  I don't want to say too much, but it is a mystery set in NYC and involves a magical world that exists that 'everyday humans' don't know exists.  My heroine is very sassy, but has a big supportive family, entwined in her life and work.  Think Janet Evanovich meets Kim Harrison, for those of you familiar with these authors. 

Well, off to relax a bit before Fuzzy and Pumpkin get in from school!

be well,
Dawn

 

19 comments:

mrsm711 said...

A Novel?  I'm Impressed.  Loved the graphic.  Snagged it if you don't mind.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

plittle said...

One of the quotes I have saved in my favourite quotes file is:
"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write."--Saul Bellow
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

sangrialel said...

I can't wait to read this novel!  Linda

thebaabee said...

Dawn,
I with I had your attitude.  You are truly an inspiration to me.  I can't wait to read the novel.  It's my favorite subject matter.  Hugs, Lu

sdoscher458 said...

Hope you feel better.  The extreme cold seems to make everything worse. Even here in Florida (a chilly 32 degrees this am) everything aches. These houses were never built to keep the cold out anyway...oh well just putting another sweater on..I look like a hippo in wool!  Good luck on your novel, it is absolutely fun to create stories to weave them and watch them grow after a while they seem to develop a life of their own.....take care   Sandi

ksgal3133 said...

Love your graphic :)
I do hope that your not hurting as bad as you were. Many prayers to you!
Your novel sounds VERY interesting :)

Stay warm!

Hugs,
Gretchen
http://journals.aol.com/ksgal3133/LivinginSavannah2

dpoem said...

That's where you and I are different, Dawn.

When life hands ME lemons, I cut them in half and squirt lemon juice into the eyes of the stupid people who piss me off and make life difficult.  But, you know, this is Wisconsin, and lemonade isn't all that popular in winter.  

-Dan
http://journals.aol.com/dpoem/TheWisdomofaDistractedMind/

tenyearnap said...

Magic in NYC. I'm going to like that! Hoping your tx on Thursday makes you feel better.--Cin

cherry2sweet2eat said...

that is so cool i have always wanted to write a book and everytime i try i give up!

lindaggeorge said...

Sounds very interesting, I hope you get it published then I can buy a copy.

Linda x.

jckfrstross said...

have a great evening and i hope you can sleep:)

Deb

lurkynat said...

Dear Dawn,
Horray! So glad your Lupus is better!
good luck wiht your novel!
hugs,nat

mariealicejoan said...

So glad you are feeling better.  A friend of mine has lupus so I know how nasty it can be.  Take care,
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

eml625 said...

I am so glad your feeling better ! The book sounds great....cant wait untill your on the New York times best seller list!!!!
hugs,
Ellen

klconard1 said...

I will look forward to reading your book when it's published dear!  Only one more day till your infusion and pain relief, thank God!
It's snowing here again, lots of it.  I envision more shoveling in my near future lol.  At least it won't be ice slabs lol!
loving you
karyl

coelha said...

Keep that notebook by your bed, and work on that novel!!  Sounds great--I would love to read it one day!  Julie :)  I hope you are feeling back to normal very soon!

springangel235 said...

Nat sent me...what a great entry.  So happy you are feeling better...oh wow, novel time!  Great job!
Hugs,
Joyce

rainbowmoonbeam2 said...

Good luck with the book! I hope you're feeling better soon.  " )

Love ya~

aimer said...

I am intrigued by your tidbits about your book.  It sounds most interesting.  I really enjoy your journal; you have such an appreciation of life.--Sheria
http://journals.aol.com/aimer/on-my-mind/