I've been lousy at keeping promises lately, at least to my cyber friends. That's because circumstances out of my control (read: life) have consumed my free time. Other than my submission to the anthology, I haven't written anything in months. Nada. Nothing.
All I've managed to do is some research for my next novel. But even that was largely collecting info. I haven't had time to read much of it or make notes.
Well, let's see...
I transferred hospitals in late November. I love the new job (an the new NICU we just moved into!) and working closer to home, but the position is full-time, not part-time. It also has more mandatory meetings and inservices than my old one. Bye bye, writing and blogging time.
I treated a serious health issue around the same time. For years, I've been living with Hepatitis C. Best the doctors can tell, I got it from a blood transfusion I had as a child. It was diagnosed about 14 years ago, but, because the treatment was so rough, I decided to wait and watch.
A friend recently encouraged me to check out the new options, so I did. Instead of shots that would make me sick and possibly lose my hair, all I had to do was take one pill a day. Luckily, my insurance covered the $50,000 Harvoni regimen. My liver was starting to show signs of damage, even though I rarely drink alcohol. I did lose some hair, but I am now negative for the virus. :)
My oldest graduated high school.
But, oh my gosh! I barely survived May!
And then she started college this week.
*mom falls over dead-tired and penniless*
I'm not sure what my writing life is going to be like in the coming months, but I'm not giving up. I'll have a little blogging time this summer, and hopefully some writing time, too. What the fall will bring is anyone's guess.
I've missed you all, and I'm sorry I haven't been able to visit you like I used to.
What's going on in your life?