Monday, 3 March 2014

MUSICAL MUSES

Hello and happy Tuesday, Dear Readers.

I'm sorry that I didn't post last week. As I mentioned (rambled on about) here, I've been really unlucky with my health for the past few months. I've had bronchitis for about six weeks now and have been unable to shake it; constant coughing eventually caused a cracked rib, which is a particular agony that I'll probably inflict on a character one day, just to be nasty. And then, when I thought things couldn't be worse, I had a recurrance of the famous prolapsed disc. So I was pretty miserable, physically.

But I'm not going to lie - I could probably have managed a quick update even with all that. I mostly didn't post because I was feeling really low and melancholy all of last week, and I couldn't find the energy or enthusiasm. Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook will probably have noticed that I've barely been around. Basically, I went into hermit mode.

I've started to feel a little better already this week. I think partly it's to do with spending time with my adorable nieces over the weekend, partly to do with the sun making an appearance, and partly to do with forcing myself to really get stuck into my revisions on The Name of the Blade #3 and finding that it's not quite as much of a hot mess as I was afraid it would be.

With all this, it feels like a good time to share some new pieces of music that are helping me to feel motivated and inspired. I hope you like them too.

Finally, either this week or next week I'm going to get a really important decision on something which could make a huge difference to me over the following eighteen months. I don't want to get more specific about that - although I will tell all if I'm successful - but if anyone has any spare good luck vibrations or positive thoughts to send my way, I'd appreciate them. Thanks.


12 comments:

Barker and Jones Staff said...

Haha, I was just thinking "I'll recommend Brave, that's a great song!" But you got there ahead of me. Good luck with the thing!

Zoë Marriott said...

B&J Staff: Thanks :)

CB Soulsby said...

Sorry to hear you've been having such a crap time :( Have some good luck vibrations! x

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, CB. The only way out is through, so I'll keep plugging away.

Isabel said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well! Good luck with everything! I'm sending you lots of good luck vibrations :)

Rachel Balcombe said...

:( Hope you feel better soon. Cracked ribs are particularly nasty. Sending prayers and positive thoughts in your direction!

Zoë Marriott said...

Isabel: Thank you! I appreciate each and every vibration :)

Rachel: I've heard people say that about cracked ribs before but I never understood just how awful they are. There's almost no movement you can make without affecting the rib. Every breath hurts. My only comfort is in thinking this is good writing experience...

Alex Mullarky said...

Sending all the good vibes I have available ~~~ (I think that's what they look like?)

Zoë Marriott said...

Alex: Yep, that's them :) Thanks.

Phoenixgirl said...

No wonder we haven't seen you around lately! I thought it was just that you were buried under revisions. Take care of yourself and feel better soon.

Zoë Marriott said...

Phoenix: Honestly, having been so ill for all this time and then having my back go as well has made me feel so low, I might not have been on the forum anyway. I could just do with a break from feeling awful all the time now. *Sigh*

Phoenixgirl said...

I don't blame you for feeling low under the circumstances. All those health problems piled on at once is really too much.

The Scribblers all send good wishes and healing vibes...

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