Writing through the storm

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been sick this year, I’d have enough money to go on one hell of a vacation. The problem is, I’d be sick the whole time…

The past week or so I’ve been really struggling with some health problems. Health problems that I’ve not encountered before and am at a total loss of how to deal with. Therefore I’ve been sidelined when it comes to the writing game. I’ve not been able to write, pretty much at all, and I’ve not been active in keeping up with social media or contests or publisher updates. I’ve basically just been trying to get by each day as it comes.

I was able to do some of the work the goes on behind the scenes when it comes to being an author, and on a day where the nausea wasn’t too bad I managed to type up a really short story that I outlined recently, so it’s not all bad news. I submitted my latest novella to Tor.com to their novella imprint. I was lucky that the call for submissions this month cited a subgenre that my story falls into, so hopefully they pick it up. I also submitted a twisted, creepy horror story to a horror website that calls for stories which don’t fit into most conventional genres. They want stories which can’t be defined or which push the boundaries of story telling to its limits. That is exactly what my horror story is, so once again I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some positive news from these stories. 

Not too happy about having to continue working through this awful sickness, but hopefully I’ll get some answers soon. It’s not very fun to have vertigo so bad that just reading a paragraph makes the room spin and bile rise in my throat. Hence why this post is so short. But hey, we’ve all got problems, right?

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