When everything is going on at once.
And that's what's happening in my little corner of the world. Everything at once. :D
I'm 9/10ths finished with the revisions to A Perfect Lady, and will be turning it in to my editor within the next week. I don't think I'll be too high on the idea of selling a book before it's written from now on. I far prefer already having the finished book in hand. Much. Less. Pressure. Maybe I shouldn't feel that way. I don't know. A year from now, when there's (hopefully) a little less stress in my life, it might not seem so bad. But for now? Never. Again.
I had written two posts since my Clarence Clemons one, but one just seemed stupid and the other got eaten by Blogger, which is partly why it's been what, three weeks? since my last post.
But the main reason is my mom. As many of you know, she was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last summer. She's been in and out of the hospital ever since. Well, at the end of June, she went in for chemo, and ended up being admitted with - on top of everything else - diverticulitis. She had to have surgery for it last week, which is a big deal for an otherwise healthy person (very longtime readers of this blog may remember back in 2007, my husband was operated on for the same thing), but for her it was MAJOR MAJOR surgery. And for her, any complications can be life threatening, but her surgeon's main worry was infection. Chemo really weakens your immune system, since the drugs that kill cancer cells also kill healthy cells in the process, so any little infection could kill her.
She spent nearly a week in the ICU, then was moved back to the Oncology wing when all looked fine. Unfortunately, less than a day after being moved, she spiked a 104.7 degree fever and was brought back to the ICU. It looks as if her incision somehow became infected.
So, needless to say, I've been running like a crazy person and frankly, blogging has been the last thing on my mind. I hope to return to a quasi-regular blogging schedule, but I don't know when that will be. I hope you'll bear with me until everything calms down a little.