Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

Renewed enthusiasm and ‘oatmeal brain’

Greetings, readers. As the title of today’s entry implies, I’ve two topics on my mind. First, I’ll fill you in on some good news about my writing career. And secondly, I will share with you one of the pitfalls of my medication regimen.

Starting off with writing, I had been a bit depressed since the new book came out. Work had wound down, sales were lackluster, and no new ideas were taking shape for the new year (after Bear Spring Camps; mid-August to next August). Then suddenly last week I got an idea to re-vamp my children’s book series. It was like a light switch had turned on. Things suddenly began to fall into place. We now have at least 15 good ideas for children’s books. I hope to be able to develop ten or more of them into actual books and publish them on CreateSpace.com. I’ve talked to writing assistant, Rebecca, and she agrees that we will work on one or two of them at a time, bring them to completion, and then┬árelease them for sale. So thumbs up to that point.

Now for oatmeal brain. Let me explain. Because of my cerebral palsy, I am forced to take medication. Most of my drugs are downers to help a mild seizure disorder. Folks, not fifteen minutes ago I went to look up something on the internet and by the time the search box came up I had completely forgotten what I was going to search for. I asked my doctor about this issue the last time I saw him, and he said that symptom can absolutely happen. I just have to keep telling myself that this is normal for me once in a while and do the best I can with my disability. I suppose not getting too upset is the key. My mother, who granted didn’t have the health problem that I do, did crossword puzzles and her brain remained sharp as a tack until the day she died. Perhaps I should take up that hobby … or at least word searches.

For next week, I shall try to post at least one new entry and I will give the go ahead for Rebecca to post a new one as well. Have a great weekend. Take care and happy reading.