I haven’t added to this blog since September. Shameful.
There’s been little to add. My wife, after months of off-and-on hospitalizations for various concerns has been put into hospice care at home. She hates being in the hospital, and a nursing home is equally distasteful, so she’s home, where she can smoke as much as she wants (and she wants, and wants, and wants) and watch television and work on her various diversions. Her legs no longer work well enough to even transfer from wheelchair to recliner, or bed, so she’s in bed permanently. Besides the duties that info will convey, I also have to do the cooking. She really likes to cook, and bake, so that’s something else she can’t do anymore. But I’m not a cook, and I’m generally too lazy to cook a good balanced meal. On top of that, there’s things she can’t eat, so our menus are limited.
I’m her primary caregiver now, with help from the hospice nurses and Medicaid volunteers. Plus, I’m still scheduled to work twenty-eight hours a week. Between both duties, writing has just not been on the list of things to do. But I’m starting to get the fire back, even though it’s only a sputtering little flame at the moment. It will flare up.
I’m also enduring an ARI—Age Related Infirmity.(I made that term up, but who knows? It might become widely used in medical circles someday.) Something’s wrong with my knee, but there was no trauma incident. I went to the clinic a few days after it showed up, and took my knee with me. I think they missed the diagnosis because physical therapy just made it worse. I’ll see someone else on Jan. 3.
HERE'S THE BIG GOOD NEWS: Water Dragon Publishing, an imprint of Paper Angel Press, has agreed to publish my fantasy novel Prophecy of Honor. Due to the time it takes for publishing—editing, cover art, formatting, etc., plus the other projects they already have, the book won’t be available until near the end of 2023. But it felt good to read and sign a publishing agreement again.
Water Dragon is still considering my novel, Saving Atlantis. Once I get a decision from them on that, I’ll see if they’re interested in Witchery.
On the reading front, I’m still reading Dean Koontz novels. I’m now part-way through The Silent Corner, the first of the Jane Hawk series.
So, what are you reading?
Till next time, which I certainly hope will be sooner than the time since last time.