Here’s what I’ve learned as I am on day 8 of my illness: I must stay away from the keyboard at all costs, because when I’m sick I can’t write a damn thing.
The other day, after an intense coughing fit, I was suddenly struck by the urge to write, to work on G3 (third Gaiaverse book). I immediately got the words and ideas down, and felt good at what I’d accomplished. Then I collapsed back into bed.
Today I reviewed what I’d written and all I can say is, “I must have been crazy!” In a few short paragraphs I’d run the story off into an entirely new plot line that basically makes no sense at all to the rest of the story. Clearly, it is not safe for me to write when I am off in never-never land.