About Allison Pang
Hello Kitty Connoisseur.
I write the Abby Sinclair UF series, published by Pocket Books, the IronHeart Chronicles and the ongoing Fox & Willow webcomic at Sad Sausage Dogs. Represented by Jess Regel of Helm Literary.
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A few years ago I managed to drop about 25 pounds or so. Mostly a combination of Weight Watchers and just limiting my overall food intake. I didn’t even really exercise – mostly because of chronic pain issues. Due to moments of high stress over the last year or so, I’ve slowly gained at least 10 pounds. Which isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things – I can hide it well enough, but I don’t really want to go there for too long. Besides it’s gone from ooh, bigger boobs to…ick. I’m getting a little tired of the status quo so I’m going back on the diet bandwagon for a while. Always hard to do during holiday season because it’s so easy to say “just one more slice of pie,” but I don’t really want to start this in another month either. (And yeah, I’ll still make… Read more
So to speak. Somehow amidst all the “getting the plague” stuff this weekend, I also managed to gork up my neck and shoulders. I suspect the five or six solid hours of revising stuff on Saturday probably did the trick, since I have a tendency to hunch…and I don’t think I moved much. Anyway, the fun thing about chronic pain is that when you have it in one part of your body (my lower back, in this case), it has a tendency to pretty much override everything else. So I don’t always notice with other stuff goes wrong. Plus with the fever/aches/chill things going on, my entire body was hurting pretty bad on Sunday night anyway. So today, I went back to my regular back pain guy – it’s been about two months since my last set of prolo shots. The good news is that the SI is really stabilizing nicely. The… Read more
It’s one of those Saturday mornings when I finally get on the scale after avoiding it for several weeks. And. Yeah. Clearly these late night stress eating sessions aren’t doing me any favors. I used to have a really good mindset about the whole dieting thing, and when I had my back surgery I was very good about walking afterwards. But then my office moved and there’s no good walking paths anywhere. And my treadmill broke. And my SI keeps falling out.. And. And. And bullshit. So, I’m calling myself out a bit on my exercise avoidance. It’s not all “body-love”, though. I’ve got a cruise coming up over the summer and I wouldn’t mind being a tad less saggy for that.I also need to stop excusing some of the extra food. I know it’s stress. For some reason writing stresses me out. It’s not that I don’t like writing.… Read more
So, yeah. Remember a few days ago I was bitching about my left knee popping? Got up from where I was sitting last night on the floor and *poof*. Doesn’t exactly pop anymore…because I managed to hyper-extend it. There’s no swelling, but it definitely bends further back now than it should (hey, it matches the right knee, whee!) and I couldn’t put any weight on it at all going up and down the stairs. I suspect it will be okay if I just leave it alone for a few days – there’s no real pain unless I attempt to twist it or climb stairs. (Just a little crampy when I first attempt to stand – nice shot of tension from my back to my ankle. If I had to guess, part of this was probably caused from when I went to go get my back realigned on Tuesday. The doc has… Read more
This is probably going to be a TMI blog entry, so if you’re squeamish you should probably stop reading. You’ve been warned. Carry on. 🙂 I had been reading an entry on LKH’s blog earlier this week. It’s on my blog-roll somewhere to the right, so I’m not going to link to it directly. I have a love/hate thing with LKH which I’m not going to get into here, but in her blog entry she talked about not writing about what you know, but about writing on what you want to know about. I think that actually makes a lot of sense, provided you put in the research behind it – whether it’s about firearms, or how the post office works, or repairing car engines, or whatever. If you’re going to write about something, you’d better be able to back up what you say. Eventually people are going to call… Read more