For the last several weeks, I have been avoiding social interaction with most people both in the real world and on social media. I have a stack of blog comments to look through, that I just haven’t. Along with emails and things. I tend to retreat into myself and my hobbies (work) when I’m stressed or overwhelmed and 2019 has been overwhelming.
As many know, May 1st, they removed a cancerous tumor from my father’s bladder. On the 9th, I learned he’d be doing a couple of rounds of chemo as a precaution. While this is still in the processing stage, we’ve been dealing with the same thing with J’s father as well. In February, we found out J’s dad had esophageal cancer and finding a treatment plan was difficult. Primarily because my father-in-law has had cancer twice before now. Both fathers are fighters and in both cases, it was caught early, but it’s still stressful.
However, I have to come out of my shell and start peopling again. In a week, I’m hosting J’s 40th birthday party at our house and at the end of May, I’ll be contacting editors and alpha readers to start work on my next release. I also have to contact Covered Creatively and get book covers started at the end of the month. I’ve already talked to Angela about a little to work out some preliminary details. I have six covers I need for just my stuff and 3 others for my cowriting venture.
So, if you’ve been surprised by my lack of communication, that’s why. I’ve been hiding and just being. Working with written words, not spoken ones.