Monday, August 31, 2015

Let's Play Catch-Up

I'm back! Is anyone still here? 

Yes, I know, it's been awhile. I'm sorry for the absence, and I'm so grateful for all of you who stuck around.

Since my last post--has it really been almost 7 months??--my mother has had a shoulder replacement, a heart attack, internal bleeding, an induced coma, a triple bypass, and a heart valve replacement. We finally got her body all squared away, but she developed severe vertigo. When she finally got home after 7 months of hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, she took a tumble in the bathroom. She broke her arm (the same arm that she had the shoulder replacement.) When my family does something, we go all out. Needless to say, our lives and emotions have been on a roller-coaster ride from hell. If you've ever been a caregiver, you'll know what I mean. 

Mom is now doing physical therapy to get stronger, move that shoulder and arm, and to keep her balance. Life is slowly getting back into some sort of rhythm. It's one of those crazy rhythms that constantly changes and it's kind of hard to dance to, but we keep moving.

I've been writing, though! And have been actively seeking an agent for my first book, THE CLOVER KEY. Yes, I know I said I said I was putting it away, but I dusted it off and re-read it and realized I love the story too much to keep it in a virtual drawer. 

I've written a New Adult novel, and in between constantly revising it, I entered it into #pg70pit and #pitchwars. I'm a glutton for punishment, but I did get some feedback on my pg 70 and am still stalking mentors waiting for the results on my pitch. So, yeah, I've been spending way too much time on Twitter.

I recently joined Tumblr because my daughter told me I should, but I honestly have no idea what to do on there. So far, I have one follower--my daughter. You can also follow me if you'd like, and I'll follow you, but it may take me awhile to figure it all out and do anything interesting. I'm naturally a late bloomer.

I wanted to tell you all about my adventures during the past 7 months in this one post, but I've decided to break it up a little. That way, I can amuse you with many more tales.  

So tell me, what have you been up to?


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