I know, it’s been an eternity. I wish I could tell you this is an optimistic email with great news. But it isn’t.
First, I want to apologize for my absence and radio silence. To be honest, the past two years have been pretty much a disaster for me and it’s clearly not looking any better. My books and writing have taken a backseat to doctoring and they unfortunately will for the foreseeable future.
I promise I have haven’t quit writing or being an author. I miss it so very much! I wish I could convey the awful sense of loss I feel over it. So much has happened to me over the past six months, I’m still reeling from 2021.
My pup, Kaia, became very ill in August and nearly died. She ended up being diagnosed with Leptospirosis and we shelled out the money to get her treated. Thankfully, she’s doing well now and is as energetic as an elderly Boxer could be. One bright light in all of this.
My kitty, Oreo, became very ill in October with severe anemia of unknown cause. Hubby and I tried our best to save him over the next few months, but he passed away in early December. The backs of my eyes still sting at the thought of him. His brother, Milk, searches for him on a daily basis. My heart hurts. We loved him very much.
My husband also injured his back pretty badly after a bad fall in October, but he’s also recovered and is doing much better. Another bright light.
COVID is clearly back with a vengeance. I wish I could tell you how many people I’ve watched die, how many regrets I’ve heard from patients and their families, how many losses all of us medical staff have experienced. We’re just trying to survive on a day to day basis at this point. The amount of sick is tremendous, truly. More than we could’ve ever imagined last year. And it’s utterly depressing.
I received the rights back to RELEASING THE DEMONS from my publisher in August, so Blaze’s book has been taken down from Amazon and Barnes & Noble…for now. I do intend to do a quick revision and self-publish it, but I’ve barely had a chance to function normally as of late. So, unfortunately, RTD will be unavailable for the time being.
I don’t know when I’ll finish FURIOUS ANGELS, nevermind publish it. I had such high hopes of getting the entire Senary Series finished and published before 2025. Maybe I still can do it. But for now, my creative future is not looking too bright.
I don’t want you all to think I’m giving up–I’m not. I’m just triaging all of my personal and work disasters without losing my sanity. I need to prioritize my mental health and my loved ones for now. Once I can finally maintain some semblance of normalcy, I hope to return to the book world better than ever. It has brought me so much joy and I truly want to create again.
I won’t be updating until I have something author-related to share, and at this point, I’m not sure when that’ll be. A few months? A year? I don’t have the answers. If you’d still like to remain updated, please check back! Or you can subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on social media. If not, I completely understand. We all need our escapes and I won’t be able to provide you with any for a while.
Thank you for sticking with me through all of this and I hope you’re healthy, safe, and doing well. Until next time, I wish you all the best and hopefully I’ll connect again with you soon.
I’ll be watching and praying for you and hubby. I love your personality and just you. You tell it like it is and few do that. Take all the time you need. You come first. I don’t know about anyone else but I will still be following you every pace I can! YOU ROCK GIRL!! And you are right where you are supposed to be for you right now! ❤️❤️🤗🤗🤩🤩
Thank you so much, love! I appreciate it. ❤
Hang in there. Just remember that we are thankful for all you are doing and have you in our prayers. We’ll all get back to writing soon.
Thank you so much! I appreciate it. ❤
I hope this year works out better for you and your family (Milk and Kaia included). I still miss Joey (my elderly somali cat) who died three years ago… it’s all so sad. I hope the covid pandemic clears up sometime soon – our government is just letting it run (UK) and it’s decimating our health service workers – and you get the chance to take a break. Things must improve soon. Thinking of you and all your doctoring work as well as your writing – Best wishes – Anne
Ours isn’t much different at this point…most people have stopped caring and it’s running it course and leaving a lot of destruction in its wake. I’m sorry about your cat as well! Hopefully things will improve and it’ll be a better year for everyone. ❤
I can relate, as I’ve had some similar issues (one medical, and two cats dying within a month of each other). Please take care of yourself.
I’m so sorry, love. 😦 Hopefully this year will be better for the both of us. ❤