My Dad passed away on August 6th, 2012.
Even though he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, his death was unexpected. We all thought we had more time…
It is now mid-March, 2013 and I’m still going through the grieving process. Just when you think you’re doing okay, a memory will hit… And down we go again. I spent a lot of time curled up in a dark room, wishing it were all a nightmare. That I would have given any and everything to be so exhausted from caring for Dad, just as long as he were back with us. But it doesn’t work like that and eventually we have to crawl out of that darkness.
I went back to work fulltime, working with the same people Dad did before he had to take disability leave. It is a strange thing… but it seems a good way of coping and dealing with the massive hole he left in my life.
On the writing front… Several things have gone Out of Print with my previous publisher. I decided to go my own path and will have those available again here soon. My cover artist is doing an AWESOME job with the covers and I can’t wait to show them off.
Thanks so much for your patience for the last few years. I truly appreciate the kind words and support and hope to be back on track in this thing we call life here soon.
While I would love to say I have this in progress or that in the works, the simple fact is that ALL of my writing has been put on hold. I take care of my Dad on a full time basis. His disease (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – or PSP, for short) has rapidly progressed and he is unable to do anything for himself. We are a team of 3 (my mom, sister, and I), but we work non-stop, day and night. Unlike hospital staff, we don’t get to go home at the end of the day. We don’t get to unwind. The brain doesn’t get to turn off and not think about meds/feedings/moving from point A to point B, etc… and will the Hoyer fit through that doorway…
And my mind certainly can’t find a creative anything at the moment.
I will get back to writing at some point. I will also continue to get any books back up for sale as the rights revert back to me. Please understand that my 5 year plan for writing (and the Soul Mates series) wasn’t supposed to be anything like it is now. Life happens when you make plans, they say. And right now, this is the life we’re wading our way through.