Monday, June 24, 2013

Still Kicking

I'm still here! Working like a dog.

Health-wise...doing okay. The asthma is relatively dormant. BP is alright. Weight sucks. Energy is mostly good although I have occasional weirdness. I'm exercising.

I switched back to the birth control pill. The progesterone side effects were driving me crazy and I decided to try it and see. So far so good. PCOS is much better on the pill vs. progesterone. Like, no contest. Who knows what the future holds though?

The big down side is the pill messes with my gut in really unpleasant ways. Everything is a double edged sword, but I would rather just not take the pill or progeterone for a while than go back on progesterone. Assuming my energy holds steady.

The writing is going sooooo slooooowly. OMG. I will continue to be scarce. I'm trying to finish two novels, a couple novellas and a handful of short stories like yesterday. I can't publish the one novel until I write the second in case something in the series changes on me, so really I have to write three novels. The idea is to preserve the ability to go back and edit the story line if big things change.

At least until I'm more experienced with writing series. I never thought I would write a series, I'm more a 'one and done' writer, but this concept is rich enough to support multiple books, and my writing brain has come up with all sorts of plot points and connections between characters that are way bigger than one novel. Series are also where the money is at for authors, so that's a bonus.

I am having a good time. I like what I do. It's too bad it's so volatile. If I can't reach a more sustainable income level, I'll have to find another way to pay the bills. The good news is, I've gotten really good at marketing and building a platform. I have a fighting chance.

Hang in there health. Don't poop out on me now!

Now, back to the writing cave. And don't feel bad, my family barely sees me either these days. When/if my income ever recovers, I can slow down, but, until then, I'm a slave to the keyboard.