I hadn’t really thought about it, but it’s been nearly 6 months since my last post, which explains why I’ve gotten a few e-mails asking where I’ve been. There’s no short answer to that question, so here goes.
During January, I was in and out of doctor offices. Then, when all the doctors basically said see you again in 6 months for a checkup, I thought my life was going to get back to normal. I knew there was no hope for a spring or even a summer publication, but fall seemed doable at the point.
I had just started getting back into the sixth book in the Chronicles of Terah when, on Feb. 4, my brother-in-law called. I needed to get to the hospital. My sister had been in a wreck.
A man traveling 60 mph ran a stop sign and T-boned her. She was very fortunate in that there were no internal injuries, no spinal injuries, and no head injuries. But the only limb that hadn’t been broken was her left arm. Both legs had been broken in multiple places and her right shoulder had been completely smashed. Our local hospital sent her to the closest trauma hospital, about 25 miles away.
I spent most of February running back and forth to the hospital. Then she was moved to a Rehab Center for physical therapy – 25 miles in the other direction. March, April, and part of May were spent running back and forth to the Rehab Center.
After she was discharged, I spent the rest of May catching up on my stuff. For one thing that accident drove home the point that I needed to be sure my will was updated and all my papers were where they should be. I also had a few odds and ends around the house that needed to be seen to. My car needed servicing. The cat needed to go to the vet for a checkup. And the list goes on.
Now it’s June. Unless the universe has something else waiting in the shadows to jump out at me, I should be able to get back work.
Some of you have asked when the next book will be out. All I can say about that is I have no idea other than it’s not going to be any time soon, but no one wants this book finished and published more than me. Unfortunately I’ve got a long way to go.
In the meantime, while I was waiting in doctors’ offices, the hospital, and the Rehab Center, I did a lot of reading and I found some series you might be interested in. Over the next few weeks I’ll tell you about a few of them. Who knows? You might find something you like.