NaNoWriMo No. 2 – Chapters 9 & 10 pre-post

The bruise on my leg is progressing nicely, now extending farther up than I am willing to share in pictures with the general public, or even specific public, especially since it now wraps from the front of the thigh near the hip joint, winds around and down the inner thigh all the way back, and continues down to the calf. Much darker as well. My guess is that multiple muscles were involved/injured. 

I was walking a bit better this morning, but by mid-day I could only stand for a few minutes at a time.

Chapters 9 & 10 will go live tomorrow morning in a password-protected post. 

Here’s my progress so far:


I wrote 3,209 words this evening in roughly three and a half hours, for a total of 16,464 words (per Scrivener). 

Anyone wanting to read the novel, please shoot me an e-mail requesting the password, or leave a comment below to that effect.

As a point of information, asking for the password does not mean I will subscribe, or even read, your blog. It just means you get the password. Perhaps I might get curious and check you out, perhaps not. 

One other thing. 

Last year I did a precis . . . I know some people like the precis. I did it last year because I stopped writing for a few months, and then I was not writing regularly.

This puppy is going to be finished before the end of the month. I won’t have time to write a precis, and the timeframe is short enough to perhaps make its absence irrelevant. If not . . . sorry.

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8 Responses to NaNoWriMo No. 2 – Chapters 9 & 10 pre-post

  1. sandra getgood says:

    Am getting worried about you…. does your doctor know this problem is still going on? Hope things improve soon! Sending positive thoughts.


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Sandy, for your concern.

      When I went to the ER they ran blood work to rule out any mineral deficiencies, and they ran an ultrasound to rule out any blood clots.

      They could “see” damage in the muscles, but not well enough to determine the extent. Their main worry, and what we are monitoring, is blood flow and fluid buildup. Also if I start losing sensation or the pulse gets weaker downstream or upstream of the injury (indicating a possible blockage).

      None of that is happening, and I was warned that based on the swelling (there was a lot) I would start seeing significant bruising.

      Based on the bruising, in estimating that at least a couple of muscles are severely strained or partially torn, and as a consequence, the attachments at both end are also likely damaged. That’s the bruising I see now.

      Also, gravity, that heartless bitch (in the words of Sheldon Cooper) will cause a lot of the fluid to flow down the leg. That in itself can cause some pain as it separates tissue.

      Bottom line, I’m not as yet seeing anything that worries me. Keeping the leg rested and elevated controls the pain, and moving around, while OK for a short while, invariably triggers sharp pain in a few locations, possibly indicating some tendon damage as well.

      I have an appointment with an orthopedic doctor next Thursday, and they will do X-rays and probably an MRI. They advised me to call if I feel something is deteriorating before then. The doctor in seeing is one I’ve gone to before, and he was on call when I was at the ER. While I did not see him, he did look at my records from the visit.

      I’ll then go from there. I don’t like to speculate much, as it can cause both unfounded worry and unwarranted optimism.

      I’m also hypersensitive to changes, very aware of what they might mean, and prepared to return to the ER if I have any concerns.

      For now, the swelling is less than it was, the pain, with the exception when I do certain movements, is less than it was, and the bruising is shaping up to be a doozy.

      Again, thanks for your concern, and I hope this alleviates some of it. I wrote this on my phone, and while I tried to proof, the editing window is small. If you see any weird words, have a good laugh, and know I will correct them later.


  2. What kind of tracking tool are you using? it looks really interesting.


    • disperser says:

      That’s a GoogleDocs spreadsheet. It shows the linear track to 50,000 words based on 1,667 words per day (the blue line, using the scale on the left).

      The red line shows my current progression (also using the scale on the left).

      The green is the daily word count (using the scale on the right).

      I will link to it on my next post for anyone wanting to use it.


  3. I like how you track your progress!
    Please rest and RICE your legs and follow doc’s orders AND milk your “downtime” for all it’s worth! :-) Or would Melisa catch on?! ;-) :-D
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      It’s not my nature to milk situations . . . besides, Melisa would see through it. As it is, she’s already doing too much for me (teas, snacks, ice packs, taking over my chores, etc.) . . . makes me uncomfortable.

      However, I am forcing myself to make the best of it (writing, reading, listening to music, and being a nuisance on other people’s blogs). It will pass soon enough.


      • You are a good patient. :-)
        I am not a good patient…I am used to being the caregiver.
        Being a nuisance on other people’s blogs is a wise use of your time! ;-) Sounds like something I would do…er…something I do do…even when I’m well. :-D


      • disperser says:

        I’m a good patient insomuch that I don’t like being doted on.

        And yeah, come to think of it, I’m not really changing my behavior all that much with regard to other blogs.


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