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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-19 05:56
Subject: [cancer] Hitting the wall
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Tags:cancer, personal, process, writing
I think I'm finally hitting the wall I've been expecting since the end of September. Yesterday was a very difficult day from a chemo fatigue perspective. I barely made it through the Day Jobbe, and had absolutely no energy for writing productivity. We'll see how today goes, but I'm afraid my writing mind may be signing off for the duration.

This makes me very sad.
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-10-19 13:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My writing brain is off chasing rabbits right now, too. In fact, I was forced to take a leave of absence from work after realizing I just couldn't do it anymore. I am now going through a period of major absent-mindedness and poor concentration. So, no fiction for me. Instead, much TV watching.
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Jay Lake: graffiti-robot_brick
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-10-19 13:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Enjoy your rabbits... :)
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User: markbourne
Date: 2011-10-19 14:12 (UTC)
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I hate that you're having such difficulties, even if they're foreseen. Here's hoping for a quick getting-through-and-past-it. Do what you can, don't fret the rest. (Yeah, I know, easier said than, etc.)
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-10-19 15:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sorry to hear this. I hope it's just a minor blip, caused by weather, or it being Wednesday, or something of that ilk.
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2011-10-19 16:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Easy enough for me to say "This will pass" even though I believe it's true. Good luck, Jay.
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Greg van Eekhout
User: gregvaneekhout
Date: 2011-10-19 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Love you.
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scarlettina: Hug
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-10-19 16:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sorry you've reached That Place. On the other hand, it means that you'll be on your way out of That Place soon, too. Still, I know it sucks. Thinking of you.

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Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond
User: birdhousefrog
Date: 2011-10-19 17:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
hey. That's why we were all willing to chime in yesterday. When you hit the wall, we're here to take sledgehammers to it, with all our might, hope, and heart.

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Katherine Sparrow
User: ktsparrow
Date: 2011-10-19 17:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to hear it.
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-10-20 02:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wish I had good words for this. Instead, I shall leave you with my customary wish for the unpleasantness to pass as easily and comfortably as possible, and for you to find pleasant ways to make time pass as necessary.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-10-20 02:50 (UTC)
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Paul Haines
User: paulhaines
Date: 2011-10-20 04:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've been amazed at your productivity throughout the whole ordeal, Jay. Chemo and my creativity were mutually exclusive. Analytics worked fine, but creativity? Sheesh. It went missing.
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