My extended absence

I’m not sure how many of my readers have wondered just where I’ve been the last year or so. It’s a long story, so I will just start from the beginning. (as most stories do start)

I was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2020. Unfortunately it was stage 3 by the time they found it, mostly due to Covid delaying testing, but that is water under the bridge now. It’s been a rough road going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I’m feeling much better, and am not in nearly as much pain, but it may be a couple of months yet before I will know whether or not my cancer is in remission.

Unfortunately I have found being creative difficult, while I have been undergoing treatment. I am hoping to be back to completing my unfinished novels, and getting them out there soon. Prayers and good wishes are always appreciated from those who would like to send them.

I still have a rough road ahead, trying to recover not only physically, and emotionally; but financially. Many of the delays I am experiencing are unfortunately budget related. Editors do not work for free, nor should they. Healthcare in this country is not free, especially for those of us who live in rural America, when we are forced to commute three hours, both ways each day for treatment. Having to stay in a hotel on chemo day adds up quickly, when all the charity-based housing is shuttered because of the pandemic.

I wish that I had better news for you all, or happier excuses for the delay.

I’m hoping to be back in the swing of writing again in time for NaNoWriMo in November. I missed out on participating last year entirely. I’m hoping to be around writing new novels every November for years to come. Here’s hoping and praying….