Hello and happy Tuesday, Dear Readers.
I'm sorry that I didn't post last week. As I mentioned (rambled on about) here, I've been really unlucky with my health for the past few months. I've had bronchitis for about six weeks now and have been unable to shake it; constant coughing eventually caused a cracked rib, which is a particular agony that I'll probably inflict on a character one day, just to be nasty. And then, when I thought things couldn't be worse, I had a recurrance of the famous prolapsed disc. So I was pretty miserable, physically.
But I'm not going to lie - I could probably have managed a quick update even with all that. I mostly didn't post because I was feeling really low and melancholy all of last week, and I couldn't find the energy or enthusiasm. Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook will probably have noticed that I've barely been around. Basically, I went into hermit mode.
I've started to feel a little better already this week. I think
partly it's to do with spending time with my adorable nieces over the
weekend, partly to do with the sun making an appearance, and partly to
do with forcing myself to really get stuck into my revisions on The Name
of the Blade #3 and finding that it's not quite as much of a hot mess as I was afraid it would be.
With all this, it feels like a good time to share some new pieces of music that are helping me to feel motivated and inspired. I hope you like them too.
Finally, either this week or next week I'm going to get a really important decision on something which could make a huge difference to me over the following eighteen months. I don't want to get more specific about that - although I will tell all if I'm successful - but if anyone has any spare good luck vibrations or positive thoughts to send my way, I'd appreciate them. Thanks.