Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer|writing] Vapor lock clears, a little

Yesterday I got some writing done for the first time in over a week. 1,700 words in an hour and a quarter. A little off my usual pace, but respectable. The vapor lock in my brain from the new cancer diagnosis is apparently lifting a bit.

This makes me feel so profoundly like myself. Like I'll keep going, and keep moving. My writer mind is coming back.

I know chemo will steal it from me again, but I will recover after that theft. This is the lesson of the day, that I can still write, and I will.

In other news, and not unrelated, I am beginning the process of planning my logistics and coverage for the forthcoming chemotherapy sessions. Not exactly a relief, but a sense of focus at least. The Wednesday appointment with my surgical oncologist will confirm the plans, or slightly possibly upset them.

Tags: cancer, health, writing

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