Monday, March 11, 2013

health and writing

After years of not knowing what was happening to me and then suddenly growing quite a lot worse for the wear, I've been diagnosed with an as yet unidentified autoimmune disease. They're often difficult to identify, but the possibilities at this point, I've been told, range from lupus to some kind of connective tissue disease. I am getting treatment, but it isn't curable. Hopefully I'll be able to handle it a bit better, just knowing (somewhat) what I'm dealing with.

The post is to let you know what's going on because of the delay from my intended start date in late 2012 for the Beneath the Neon Moon sequel, not to mention delays with other planned writing projects. I am currently working on the sequel, enjoying the hell out of it. I am actively scheduling time to write (I always tried to simply fit it into my day before, which didn't work well) and keep a continuous flow going. 

I've always found it odd to hear how an author loves their characters, I suppose because we make them up. So are we saying we love our own minds? Maybe we do, or at least what our minds conjure, because I love Zach and Mal. They feel like extraordinary fellows who go to extraordinary lengths for each other. Whatever part of me that brought them to life truly believes in them, and they continue to present themselves to me as strikingly real persons as I write them.


  1. *HUGS*
    It's worrying to hear about your diagnosis but I agree that when it's identified as a condition, at least it can be treated. Look after yourself, I'm thinking of you.

    And will love the fiction! :)

    1. thinking of you too, Clare, and big, big, biggest of hugs:)) I hope all is well with you. Thanks for dropping in.