Irony and Serendipity

Irony and Serendipity … (Reminds me of that wonderful song by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder)

Imagine my surprise when I opened up my emails this morning and found . . . My First Edits awaiting me!

Now, of course my editor has been working on them for a while, it’s 300 double spaced pages after all, but as my twin Muses Serendipity and Irony, are wont to point out, it’s interesting that her email turned up today.

I’m preparing myself with several bracing cups of tea before I open the file. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Another of Serenditpty’s Life Lessons here. You never know what’s going to happen once you let go of something.

I’ll continue chortling quietly to myself over here in my corner.

However Irony has the last word. Up until last week I’ve had exactly 4 migraines in my entire adult life. Last week I had 4 in 5 days! OUCH. Migraines effect (or affect – I can never get those two to make up their minds) the vision, and I kinda need my vision to edit 300 pages. The good news is that they seem to have subsided and I know what’s causing them.

Menopause. Irony’s last laugh, I am now officially a Menopausal Butch!!!


“Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value”Doug Coupeland

The link may not be to the right Doug Copeland, but after reading about him, this quote seems to fit.


8 comments on “Irony and Serendipity

  1. clarbojahn says:

    You are so funny! Ha Ha!
    But you poor child, four migraines in a week! Poor you. I never thought menopause caused them. I know that for a long time I had migraines before my period and that it was part of PMS for me till I got medicine for it.
    Yes, and congrats on the edits. Now the work begins.
    Do you like rewriting?


    • Widdershins says:

      Rewriting – I do. The first draft is like uncovering this giant chunk of dirt that I know has a diamond inside. The rewrites and editing is the process of uncovering the diamond and polishing it up so that it’s all shiny.
      Migraines – The three times we as women go through HUGE hormonal changes are puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. That’s enough to give anyone a headache I reckon!


  2. Ah, yeah, with menopause, you have a perfect excuse for being a forgetful bitch. The worse part for me was my inability to find the precise words when I needed them. It made writing tough going. I’m only now starting to stumble less. I like your new blog look, especially the cosmic background. Makes me want to go up in the mountains to see the stars. Hope your editor’s comments are to your liking.


  3. At least the migraines had subsided before you had to crack into the editing. Computer screens can be murder for making the head hurt, never mind figuring out the words squiggled on them.

    All I can say is: take drugs! One migraine sufferer I know swears by a combination of Advil and Tylenol. If your suffering continues, see if you can get a prescription for Voltaren in pill form. It really works for him.

    More info on pain relievers for migraines and other chronic pain: (includes Advil) and (formal name for Voltaren).


    • Widdershins says:

      Once I could see again I took myself to my doctor (the local walk-in clinic!) and received for my troubles some rizatriptan … seems that triptans restrict the flow of blood to the areas of the brain that are fond of exploding. Working well so far. The after-effects of the previous migraine were triggering the next one, nasty vicious circle , and the drug acted as an intervention. Wiped me out for half a day. That was fun!

      I have become very disciplined about setting my egg timer for 30 minutes and walking away from my computer , no matter what I’m doing.

      I’ll check out those wiki links. Thanks for looking them up.


  4. londonmabel says:

    Yay edits!

    Besides the daily preventative meds I take (I get chronic headaches, not migraines, so they’re daily) I have a triptan for whatever headaches manage to break through! The one that works for me is Zomig. Added advantage is you can get it in a form that melts on the tongue so you don’t need water. Ahhhh my Zomig Rapimelt… I kiss its beautiful little silver packaging. Luckily my husband has insurance, though. $$$$$ Glad yours’ worked for you.


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