Today's allergy cocktail consists of nose drops and decongestants, since the antihistamines weren't helping much and also made me exhausted and sleepy and ill-tempered. More than usually ill-tempered, I mean. I do seem to be breathing a bit better on that mix, now that I've finished the morning hacking, snorting, etc., etc..
I spent Saturday drugged up and sleeping and, probably most importantly, staying indoors, which seemed to help more than anything else in keeping me separated from pollen. If I hadn't gone out to the gym Sunday...well, I still would have had to go out this morning, to get to the day job.
It will be over soon, surely.
Due to feeling crappy, I didn't work on my revisions for The Duke & the Pirate Queen at all. Eventually, in late evening, I typed up some notes on WWI and then dug out an old piece of fiction which I cleaned up and altered so I could submit it to The Big Book of Quickies. I sent that off this morning.
Sunday, it took me a while to get started, but I finally got back to revisions and finished a draft of the island scene's new version. I need to read it over now, the whole thing I mean, not just the scene I did the big revision on. The revised scene does not match the grandiose visions in my head, but I think I will just encourage myself to accept that and move on. Because I have to start writing another novel real soon now, if I'm going to be turning it in at the end of January 2011.