Day 111 Reporting – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Sick Day

Note: Funny enough, I wrote this a couple of weeks ago. The allergies were so bad I couldn’t ignore them unlike this situation. Good thing that I learned from this experience, though. I didn’t push through because, honestly, I couldn’t. I had no energy to even read a single email.

Yesterday was my first legit sick day of the year. I woke up to my head pounding fifteen minutes after slamming my alarm clock to silence. You think that would have been a clue. That maybe I would have called in sick to work. But no. That sounds too much like good sense. I logged on and actually was somewhat productive. I mean, I moved the needle, but honestly I should have just called in sick.

Popping an Extra Strength Tylenol with my chicken lo mein for lunch dulled part of the pain, but not much. I waited for normal to show up and it never did. The only thing I was able to do was post on this blog. That was the extent of my writing work.

So, yesterday was a no-words day, but you know what? At least I earned it.

Keep moving forward. Keep getting better.

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As of Day 111, – 4/20/24

# of Words I Wrote/# of Words Written To Be on Track/Year Goal

185,998 / 224,664 / 740,784

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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