Saturday and Sunday I had decided were going to be promotion days but I have no author interviews lined up, and for my own stuff, I just can’t be arsed. My back hurts, my head is fuzzy with painkillers and lack of sleep and there are a million things I should be doing but can’t.

Many of my blogger friends are away having a ball in London and what do we have here? A load of (I won’t be mean and use that adjective) men in garishly coloured football strips, spilling out onto the terrace of every bar and café, at varying degrees of inebriation, singing. At least this isn’t Marseille so there have been no pitched street battles with incendiary devices. Also, this first game in Bordeaux is Wales v Slovakia, and let’s face it, most Europeans don’t even know where either of those countries are.

Next up though is Ireland v Belgium. Back permitting, I might get down to the fan zone to watch this one. Finbar is certainly throwing himself into the spirit. Last night, when Dimitri Payet scored, he (Finbar—Payet was elsewhere at the time) raced round and round the garden barking his head off. I’m assuming it was in celebration.

WIP are all on hold as I can’t spend much time seated, and concentration is sporadic to say the least. The world will have to wait for the next masterwork. Patience, my friends. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

31 thoughts on “Promotion?”

      1. That’s what I’ve been doing. It’s sitting for long periods that’s painful, and the fuzziness in the brain makes writing sense difficult.

      2. I understand. I am just now seeing the end of the long tunnel of a month long migraine. Writing small pieces was about all I had to keep my sanity. If you need to, ask someone to read them to make sure you’re not confusing. 😊

      3. A month long migraine would kill me! I had one after the other for a fortnight in May, and the medication has left me with insomnia. You’ll be feeling exhausted and light as a feather now. Hope the euphoria lasts 🙂

      4. Don’t! If I had to get up at seven I’d be on a couple of hours each night. Most of my sleep gets done between six and nine so I lose all the morning, which to my mind is the best part of the day.

      5. Unfortunately, that’s when I sleep too, after the night is over and the sun comes up. But I find my nights and afternoons to a lesser extent is when I’m more alive.

      6. It isn’t easy when husband gets up around five, consequently is falls asleep hours before I do, and he has to get the youngest up for school because I’ve only just gone to sleep. It would be nice for us all to be working to the same rhythm.

  1. I hope your back is feeling better soon. I definitely feel your pain. My back has been in agony for three weeks, though I finally have some relief after two rounds of acupuncture (which I highly recommend). Don’t worry. I took care of promotion for you. 🙂

    1. So I see 🙂 I’m glad you liked the book, Tricia. Next one’s out in ten days. I’ll let you have a copy. Acupuncture is something I’ve never felt comfy with. Having gone for years with blood tests agogo, and a nightmare of a last birth with needles and tubes all over the place. Needles aren’t flavour of the month with me.

      1. I can respect your feelings on needles. My husband feels the same way. Fortunately, needles have never bothered my despite weekly blood tests last year when I was on blood thinners. I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of injecting the blood thinner into my abdomen. I hated that.

  2. So… not a great weekend, then, huh? Have you got another appt booked for your back? I really hope you’re better soon, it’s been going on long enough. You got books and poems to write!

      1. Oh no! I thought the pain was causing the insomnia. Hope you get yourself sorted out soon. I dont know how you manage. You need some Reiki. Its good for pain management and for relaxation and sleep.

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