It’s been a while since I last touched base—longer than I intended. As I stated in my Finish the Race post, November is a terrible month for me to do a writing challenge—last year even more so. December wasn’t much better with on and off illnesses in the family, end-of-the-year events for every extra-curricular activity, and Christmas prep. I had hopes that come January, I’d be ready to start fresh and hit the ground running, but one word put a stop to that—biopsy.Continue reading
It’s been almost three months since I sent out my last query letter to agents. Initially, it was to sit back and reevaluate my submission materials. The query letter was the first victim. Synopsis, the second. Several eyes passed through them, and I felt pretty confident in their quality. The timing was good, too, because there were several contests coming up in April.
Thomas and I were vaccinated for COVID exactly two weeks ago, today. We didn’t know which vaccine we’d receive until we showed up for our appointment and were asked if the J&J one was okay. We were elated because that was our first choice. And the following morning, we woke up to the news it was being temporarily halted due to blood clots.
Anxiety. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines it as “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear.” It’s estimated that about 18% of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. I, unfortunately, am one of them.