Monday, October 27, 2014

The Path Has Become Rocky

While I thought I was doing the right thing, I find I have not been getting enough to eat. No one should ever lose 20 pounds in a month.  Although my blood sugars were starting to lower and my blood pressure was healthy, I was not.

I found myself weak, dizzy in the morning, and with a blood pressure which would not register if I was standing. I have set about to correct this issue.

Weight loss is good if healthy about 4 pounds a month. I suspect even correcting it I will be losing weight, just not so drastically. I am also not getting enough water, something easy to correct.

So as I step around the rocks on this path to good help, I will keep in mind I need to get enough food and water to stay healthy.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

When Did You Start Writing?

The inevitable question comes up in interviews and book talks. I generally answer age ten or eleven. However I now have proof it started much earlier.

I was five when this photo was taken. For those too young to know, I'm at a typewriter...the original word processor. You had to have a special eraser to fix your mistakes. Strictly manual.

So, now I can tell people the idea of writing came to me before I started school. Although I must admit I probably could not have told you what a sentence was. I was well aware of books as my parents read to me from an early age.

Now the question has been answered.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It Begins November 1

That's right National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo. Thirty days of kamikaze writing. The idea is to write 50,000 words in thirty days.

So, if you don't see me on-line much in November this will be why. My first novel, Secrets was written during NaNo.  The first book in the Macy McVannel series Cold Case: Sleeping Dogs Lie, was also written during NaNo. I've started several others in November only to finish them at a later date.

Hopefully between now and Nov. 1 I will be able to finish the ebook short story Escape. It is an off-shoot of Sanctuary the third book in the Macy series.

November will see me working on Something Borrowed, Something Blue book four in the Macy series. The goal is to get it written and off to editors so it can be released in early 2015.

I have many different things coming, but need these two out of the way before I can start on them. Macy book five is percalating. I need to find the right way to approach it. There will be a novel about Lizzy and her kids as well as a collaborative cookbook by  Ella and Lizzy. Dani will have a life after Sanctuary and you will want to know about it. I have some stand alone novels to work on, a chapter book for young readers. The plate is never ending.

Anyone wishing to do NaNo will find me there as Lady Rebecka. Looking forward to cheering you on.

Happy writing!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My Path Moves On

At first it was grass covered and undefined.

Then it became filled with obstacles.
 Now it has become a tunnel.

The tunnel is much longer than it seams, however there is a light at the end holding out hope. I have a reachable goal. I have direction for how to get there. I am ready to make changes. I am moving closer to the light.

If you are still in there adding prayer, I appreciate it. If you are in my circle there to catch me, you mean more to me than the world. If you are just cheering from the sidelines...I hear you.


Monday, October 6, 2014

The Frustration Mounts

While my path is NOT on a beach, it has become an obstacle course. First doctor today, the nephrologist, is not taking new patients. Back to the drawing board. Not even sure where to look.

Second doctor called today is referring new patients to his nurse practitioner (NP). Oh HELL NO. Been there not worth the headache. Not trying another one, so they will not take me on.

Will call doctor number three tomorrow. Hoping for better results.

Just when I thought the big hurdles were about to be over, I discover there are foods I've eaten I can no longer eat. Eating is no longer fun. It is a chore to find something that will keep my mouth from going haywire. I am not eating enough.

No sympathy allowed. I will figure this out one way or another. At least I know I won't be gaining weight.


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