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Monday, June 16th, 2014
writing frustration and the barf boy

I’m frustrated with the writing. I’m not capturing the voice the way I want to, and I feel like there’s a lot of talking heads in this scene and not enough going on. I figure it’s likely to get cut later or get gutted in some way, but I’m still stumbling over the writing and it’s driving me up a wall. Doesn’t help that the kids want attention. And the dogs. I did get out and bike ride with them for a bit today. Then the boy had to barf.

So speaking of the boy, my SIL is visiting and she suddenly remembered that her mom got horribly sick while flying one time and that she went into the airport bar to see if she could get something for relief. They gave her bitters mixed with club soda and apparently it worked like magic. My SIL said she used the concoction with my niece and nephew and for herself with success. So I gave some to the boy. While the man was fetching the bitters and club soda (not something I keep in the house), I thought, hey! I have dramamine. Wonder if that would help? So gave him some of that. It’s like 5 years old, so I don’t know if it’s any good, but he got both and now he’s sleeping. I will have to try them separately tomorrow.

2 comments to “writing frustration and the barf boy”

  1. Kbritain
     · June 17th, 2014 at 8:45 pm · Link

    I hope those work. I can’t remember, but did they do ear tests on him to see if it was an inner ear problem? Just throwing it out there as I know you’ve been to a bevy of docs.

    • Di Francis
       · June 17th, 2014 at 9:52 pm · Link

      Yep, but the ENT didn’t think it was his ears. He slept last night, but had a really rough day today. Hoping he feels better tomorrow.