It’s been five months since I’ve posted in my blog, and I would like to explain to my audience why:
First of all, eight days after my last post, I lost my mother-in-law. She was like a mother to me when my mother was not able to be here for me. She was the rock of the family, and her sudden death sent us all into a tailspin. So in the course of sixty days, I published my first book, moved, got a promotion at my job, and suffered a tragic loss. I didn’t know which way was up for the longest, and I found myself unable to write much of anything.
I was in a fog all of the time, tired, depressed, and couldn’t concentrate. I would wake up, drink coffee, and go back to sleep. I just attributed it to the stresses I was enduring. Once I finally went to a doctor I found out that I was dangerously anemic, almost to the point of needing a blood transfusion. My hormones were also out of whack and since I was eating junk for quick energy and to feed my depression, I gained a lot of weight, which gave me more health problems.
I was just unfit to write, period.
I’ve started taking some medications and supplements, and I’m more conscious about what I’m eating. (Still not eating as healthily as I should, but I’ve cut back some.) I’m slowly regaining my energy and the fog is gone. I know I’m getting back to normal because I’m back to writing every chance I get! I have characters politely knocking on the inside of my skull, wanting their story to be told.
One of the pearls of advice I’ve heard from other authors is, “Take care of yourself, stay healthy. Don’t ignore warning signs.” I now know this to be true, the hard way (usually the way I learn things). I’m back in the saddle!
Bug and Celeste are on hold at the moment. Although I have a good solid beginning for the sequel, there is another story that has been screaming out to be told, so I’m following my intuition and working on that piece. It takes place in Celeste’s hometown, but ten years prior. It’s a very different kind of book, but I know it will not disappoint, I’ve learned a lot more after my first novel and I know this will be better written and a stronger story that a wider audience will appreciate. Thanks to those who have stuck by me, welcome to my new fans, and stay tuned for more on all of my novels!