My body has been struggling against pneumonia, and during periods of energy I've been trying to get a few things done. Luckily reading -has- been an option and so I've had C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength to fill my mind with interesting thoughts and periodically beautiful prose. Martha Grimes' Cold Flat Junction is also at my bedside, half read. I picked this piece back up to be inspired by her character development and first person point of view handling.
I've also been reading Writer's Digest articles on outlining strategies and other tools of the craft.
Plus while dozing, a character name popped into my head for the reluctant reader book which has been percolating for a few weeks.
I managed two submissions as well, so while I'm frustrated at functioning at a low ebb, I'm grateful for what has been accomplished. And I'm hopeful that I'm on the mend...