After the success I had in 2017, last year I ambitiously thought I was going to do NaNoWriMo every year and pump out a new Paranormal Curio novel each time.
Unfortunately, last year I got stuck. The Pembroke Engine remains in progress, unfinished, although I did succeed in hitting my word count goal. I was planning to try to get back to it this summer when illness/injury intervened, and here we are. But I want to return to it shortly and finish it properly. That means this year, I’m laying off NaNoWriMo and I’ll try to get to proper writing as I can. Of course I also have major work stuff going on, so we’ll see how that goes. Not that I wasn’t crazy busy when I wrote The Affix, but that took a toll of its own.
In the meantime, I also need to get a decent cover for Gray Area, which is ready to go. I honestly have no idea how that book will be received, because it’s the sort of book intended to elicit questions about right and wrong and make the reader a little uncomfortable doing so. But it’s going to need a better cover than the one I had for it, regardless.
And to catch you up on my health issues, I saw an orthopedist last week who told me my Achilles tendons are extremely tight, and he believes that’s a large part of why I developed (literally) crippling pain in the first place; if there’s an autoimmune component, or if low potassium and magnesium were contributing factors, those are separate questions. But he thinks with a little physical therapy to teach me how to exercise them, followed by me doing said exercises three times a day for three months, I should be able to loosen them up. We’ll see; I’m determined to do what I need to do. And I’m now officially done with the diuretic I was taking, so hopefully my electrolytes will stabilize properly.