Medicated Writing

on June 10, 2013 in Misc

As you know, I’m in the final editing stages of Charity MacCay.  I got some work done on it this weekend but not as much as I’d like because…

a) I had so much other work and stuff to do (does that sound familiar to all of us?), and

b) my concentration was kinda whacked because of drugs.

I couldn’t tell you exactly what drugs.  There was the little pink pill the dental assistant gave me, the shots in the mouth that my dentist said would hurt a little but really HURT LIKE HELL!  And then there was the second little pink pill I asked for and quickly swallowed like it was manna from heaven.  The assistant told me its name but I don’t remember it.

This was Thursday morning, and my brain doesn’t recall a whole lot else.  There was the painful check I wrote out to the dentist three hours later.  And I know there had to be the hour-long drive home with my friend at the wheel ’cause legally I couldn’t operate heavy machinery.  My friend swears that during the hour I was was fun and funny.  While it’s satisfying to know I can be entertaining even while stoned out of my gourd, it’s also unnerving not to remember a word I said.  I slept the rest of the day, couldn’t sleep at all Saturday night, and only now am I feeling completely normal.

You know what?  Tomorrow I’m going to review the chapters I edited this weekend because maybe I only THOUGHT I was functioning like a normal writer.  For all I know I was really a blithering twit.

See, I keep having flashbacks (pun intended) of high school and college when friends would get high or tipsy and write poems and stories that they thought were really good.  But if a sober person like you read them you’d think, What is this crap?

So maybe it’s good that I DIDN’T get much editing done the last couple days.  You all know how tough editing your own work can be, and you have to be sharp as a razor while doing it.  Well, only now are those happy little pink pills out of my system.  Or at least I hope they are ’cause I’m writing this blog.

Have any of you ever had some weird medicated moments, especially of the literary kind?

14 Responses to “Medicated Writing”

  1. You must’ve had some serious dental work done. Who knows? Maybe your editing was brilliant? Glad you’re feeling normal again.

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – It was serious but shouldn’t have been THAT bad. I’m just a wuss mouth.

  3. I haven’t had any weird medicated moments yet. But I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Helena says:

    Michael – You’ve never had to be on a strong painkiller? A few years ago I had shingles that was being with four prescriptions. What was scary was that I thought I was lucid while taking them and I almost screwed up on a few serious tasks at work.

  5. I’ve only ever taken pain pills a few times. I’ve never written or edited while taking them. I can only imagine – LOL. So happy you and your mouth are better.

  6. Helena says:

    Carol – My mouth thanks you.

  7. Gina says:

    I hope everything turns out fine!

  8. Nas says:

    Well, I’m glad you are better now.

  9. Helena says:

    Nas – Thanks.

  10. Helena says:

    Gina – It should. I’m just a wuss when it comes to pain.

  11. Old Kitty says:

    Thank goodness for these little pink pills! LOL! But seriously hope the dental pain has gone away now!

    I always think I’m fabulous when inebriated! LOL!! So beoming sober isn’t much fun!

    Good luck with the edits!! Take care
    x

  12. Even if the editing turns out to be brilliant, probably best not to try to repeat the circumstances… =]

  13. Helena says:

    Old Kitty – The physical pain is gone but the financial pain remains. And you’re fabulous sober or inebriated.

  14. Helena says:

    Milo – I really need brilliant editing, too.