Friday 11 weeks

Okay, so it’s been 11 weeks now, since I fell over breaking my elbow. These last two weeks have been horrible. So yesterday I went back to the doctors, and I’m being sent back to X-ray etc. sucks. I wanted to be doing much better, but I’ve stalled. 

I don’t know if it’s a combination of upping the exercise and the cold, or if I’ve just pushed myself too much. I’ve literally had to take a step back this week and not do what I was asked, because I couldn’t. I just couldn’t do the weights. So I’ve tried to just not let it stiffen up and keep both wrist and elbow moving, I know the physio will see it’s not done a back flip. 


So depressed. 


Writing, I’m doing fab, exciting stuff always on the go. It’s a good job or I think I’d have pulled all my hair out. 


Catch you soon. 



25th day and validation :)


It is a wonderful feeling. I stayed up last night with a couple of my nano friends in the chat room. We had an epic 10k day to push a couple of our region on. It was the most fun I’d had in ages. There were others who were just happy to join in and write with us, but for four of us. Han, Kelza, Coffee and me we managed the 10k in one day.

It had been a moment of madness. I’d been pottering about for a few hours, chatting and doing a little writing, and it was quiet till around lunchtime, then people came on and for some reason, someone mentioned ‘I could do with a 10k day.’

That was it challenge drawn…. and we were off.

At that moment in time, the most I’d managed was just under 9k in one day, so it seemed really possible.

I wasn’t the first to finish, our lovely Hannah was, shortly followed I might add by Kelza. Then a while later with their cheering Coffee and me (kanundra) made it.

I had 17 words to go after the last war, so I pushed on and did it.

Although the 10k day wasn’t what I needed to win nano, I completed a while ago, it was the fun of being with others while writing that just made the day so special and helped Coffee towards the winning post.

There I decided to stay up past midnight haven’t made it at all this year. As nano no sleep, broken elbow and early to rise did. But I stayed up to validate my win and it felt fantastic.

To those of you who have seen the month through with me, I’ll be in chat, urging others to their goal, be it the 50k or not. It is the personal win that counts.

I did not think for a moment I would be able to write through the pain I’ve been going through and have a blast too.

Thank you one and all.


Dawn x x

10 weeks since BE :(

It’s been 10 weeks today since I broke my elbow, and this week has been again one of the worst. I don’t know what I’ve done, maybe it really is the extra exercise, so I’m taking a little break from it today. It’s been hurting a lot the last couple of days. And picking up my coffee today, I almost dropped it. 😦 not good. 

So, seeing as I’ve done my nano, and achieved the goal I set out. I’m rewarding myself with a good days reading. I mean ‘not my own work’ which is kida really hard. So, I’m going to study someone else  🙂 hehehe


It’s cold out, mum isn’t home till tomorrow, and I’m lonely a lot this week. Been also trying to get Bobby to get used to me touching his head now instead of his beak. But like with the beak touching he growls at me at first. lol so I get scared and then keep trying. I will get there I know I will. 

And I’ll get there with the stupid elbow. I just need a rest day I think. 


🙂 Dawn x 


It goes so quick!

I’m having a little catch up again, seems to be all I do at the moment. Like the days are all into one, or two… 


Anyway, took mum to the airport on Sat 16th, think my step dad picked up a fine for too. Guess he’ll have to wait and see and we had a lovely meal out with Paul’s brother and Sandra on the Friday night. Been a good while since he let anyone in so it’s really nice that they get on so well. And I like Sandra and the kids are cute too 🙂 

Had physio again on Fri, it was tough, the elbow is getting a little better, but the progress seems to be really bad for a week, then settle then again this week been really bad. I think it’s because after the physio I do the extra exercise and I push it a little. I know that pain is a bad thing, so I try and avoid it, but it’s impossible. It hurts, period. 

This week’s been a great one. I went to my first NANO meet, and although I was so nervous, I was lucky to have Fiona to travel with. The writing position was uncomfortable though, no rest for the elbow, so it’s been really painful since Tues. 

I was so close to finishing the book yesterday though, that I just had to keep going. I wanted to write the ending. And I did. 


Finally I wrote the end. And at 96892 words, its a good first draft. 🙂 

I am sure I have a ton of editing to do to it, and lots of missing bits I know I want to add, but I am pleased. Now back to book 1, so that I can hit next year off with some really good queries. And hopefully, you never know land a good deal. 


Mum is due back soon, the weather has turned. 😦 and she’ll feel it. We’re hoping it has been a nice trip away, but I’m not sure. An emergency trip to the bank for extra cash, eeeek, I’m scared to ask what’s happened. Luckily we have a joint bank account, or she’d have been stuck. At the moment, with no available cash being off sick. could have been a disaster, unless she actually rang the bank. 


Well, that’s me out for a little bit. Please check out Bobby’s latest video 🙂 He’s getting to be such a good boy. And so friendly now it’s unreal. I loves him loads. 



It’s in public so you can see him 🙂 





November is a strange month.

It’s nice to be able to see the change in the weather while I’m not in work. It was a shock last week to actually step outside and see that indeed the summer had gone and given way to autumn, it was really cold out.

The sun is out most days, but there is this wonderful crisp bite in the air. And its lovely.

Shame for the fish though, they’re still swimming and trying to much on the sides of the pond, but winter is a big slow down for them.

Nano, is going well.

And yea forgot to post this and got lost in writing 🙂


D  x