I know it’s been a while since I wrote on the blog. In October I was diagnosed with an illness. I didn’t know that I was as sick as I was. Sometimes we have find that the best thing to do is to make more time for ourselves. I haven’t really allowed time to take care of myself over the years and unfortunately it seems to have caught up with me.
Before I was hospitalized in October, I managed to write more on the 3rd book of the Bellwood series. I left off in the middle of the Chapter 4. Because I need time to rest and regain my strength, I have temporarily stopped writing.
It seems as though when I’m at my most vulnerable the worst things happen to me. I had my first bad review of my book while I was in the hospital. I know that there are critics everywhere and even the big name authors can have very scathing reviews, but it felt like a kick in the stomach to receive such a bad review of my first book. I honestly felt like giving up after reading that review, especially since I was feeling vulnerable already from battling a life threatening situation.
I put the bad review and thoughts of giving up writing aside to focus all my energy on getting well again. So far, I am struggling to get back on track. I have a restricted schedule presently and have trouble working a full shift at work. But I still trudge on. That is one thing about me, I am definitely a fighter. I don’t like to give up. I will continue to write, but I will have to be slower and more conscientiousness about how and when I do write. Sessions that I used to do that involved pulling all night type sprees I can not do anymore.
So don’t give up if you are waiting on that 3rd and 4th book. If you are a fan and have enjoyed my writing, there will be more soon. A few bad reviews will not stop me from pursuing what I enjoy. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. Happy Thanksgiving!