Yes, it’s May already! Crazy, right? Last week saw the release of Red Dirt Heart Imago, a surprise short story, that everyone has just LOVED! Thanks to everyone who has bought, read and reviewed! I really do appreciate you all <3
I’ve been away for the last three days – three days of early mornings, late nights, and every minute in between spent running around – and I’m exhausted. This is the very last thing the doctor told me to do, but when it’s for your kids, you just do it. So now I need some time to recover and recuperate.
For those who don’t know, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and I can tell ya, it’s like being hit by a bus. It’s a weariness that I can feel in my bones, and it’s funny because I’ve written that line in stories many times and it’s only now that I can truly appreciate it. I know what tired is. I’ve worked 80 hour weeks, had two babies, worked 60 hour weeks with two babies, I’ve been so tired the patterns in carpets move. Believe me, I know what tired is.
But this is different. There are some days, by mid-afternoon, I can’t lift my arms. I just want to fall in a heap and not move. And let me tell ya, adding insomnia to CFS and it really is double the fun. Being in an exhausted heap and still not being able to sleep is the very worst. *sigh* I’m trying new things with my diet and other stuff, so it’s not all doom and gloom. But enough of the whinging LOL
Needless to say writing has been nil. I have the rights to some books coming back to me in July and September and to be honest, these will be the next things released by me. I’m really behind on my schedule and the book I was supposed to have finished by now isn’t even a quarter done.
So a very sincere apology to my readers who are used to my regular release schedule. It’s just not going to happen for a while. 🙁 Yanni’s story is still coming – he’s still talking in my head (and being very patient lol) and I will release it asap, but it probably won’t be out until Sept/Oct. Fingers crossed, anyway. I’ve always tried to maintain a regular release schedule, but I need to be realistic. If I can get it written sooner, then it’ll be a bonus 😉
In other news, I have booked my flights to the USA for GRL in October. Fingers crossed I’ll be feeling a bit better by then, because I’m really excited about going! My activities there might be reduced because I do expect the 15 hour flight and jet lag to take a toll on me, but I’m hoping I’ll have a better grasp of management on CFS by then. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone again, old friends, and making new ones!
Okay, that’s it from me today. Until next week…