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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

ANOTHER Temporary Hiatus...

...BUT I WILL be back.

I'm trying to be kind to myself. This has been a tough couple of years where the multiple sclerosis is concerned and while I'm NOT giving up I AM giving in - for a little while anyway.

I used to think it was the steroids that made me feel so ill, but no, it's the ms and part of the relapse. I'm not allowed to have any more steroids, and to be honest, as this is my THIRD relapse THIS year they don't do an awful lot of good!

So, instead of fighting this damn disease I'm giving IN (not up) and letting it take its course with as much grace as I can muster.

All prayers and good thoughts welcome.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Jinxed - again!

I had plans for this evening. I was so looking forward to tonight that I tried not to breathe a word to anybody about it for fear that I would jinx it (as usual).

Well, guess what happened?!

This evening I was due to go to a talk with the wonderful Katie Fforde but since two days ago I've gone into another relapse - my THIRD this year!!!

Not only have I lost my legs again, but I have double vision - which I haven't had since the onset of this disease back in 2000.

I must say, I've wondered many, many times whether I should give up trying to live the writer's life, but you know what? I'm not going to.

This year I've also been disappointed because I'm unable to attend the RNA's conference.

Something else I've also not mentioned is that I've been looking forward to meeting Kate Walker and Julie Cohen on a weekend workshop they're running together. Reality tells me that I'm going to have to drop out of this too :-(.

I also still have at least another 20,000 words of my manuscript to finish to meet the deadline of the RNA's NWS - but you know what? I'm done with worrying!

Even if I have to send them a partial manuscript I'm NOT GIVING UP! I'm going to do my best to accept this latest relapse gracefully and be grateful for everything I have got - especially my wonderful hubby. Gray couldn't be more supportive and I'm blessed to have him in my life.

Things could be so much worse, and in reality I am very lucky. I am lucky in my virtual life too - I have made many wonderful friends - and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you.

With much love,

Sue :-)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Looking Forward

You may have noticed that once again I haven't been around for a while. To be truthful I've been struggling - and my recent fall set me back again too.

I've had two medical appointments this week and I'm pleased to say I can once again see light at the end of the tunnel.

I've been treading treacle with my wip but I think it'll be okay - the problem's me more than my characters, so I just need to remember to be kinder to myself. When I'm fatigued and have other health stuff going on I just don't have the energy to add the required conflict to my writing.

Thankfully, the remainder of my plot is now unfolding and there's heaps of conflict going on. The best thing is I now can't wait to finish the first draft because I'm getting inspiration for the rewrite. I've discovered something that I can do to crank up the conflict at the very beginning of the story. If I can pull it off it will have loads more conflict.

I'm looking forward to becoming a regular visitor to your Blogs again soon.

Wishing everybody a great weekend!

Sue :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lee Mead IS JOSEPH

Thank goodness the Any Dream Will Do competition is now over! Thank goodness that the right guy won! Thank goodness Lee Mead is JOSEPH!

IMHO, Paint it Black is the performance that showcased the amazing talent that Lee Mead has. But throughout the gruelling weeks it's been Lee's grounded attitude that has shown him for the true professional he really is.






MEGA CONGRATULATIONS LEE!!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

OOPSY-DAISY!!!!

The past few weeks have seen me having numerous stumbles/near-falls, but the security of fixtures and fittings around the house have been there for support and have saved me... until last night, that is!

Suffice to say my luck run out!! It could have been a lot worse but my body still took a huge jolt and it's triggered off a few of my MS symptoms - in particular vibrations/tremors.

The upshot is I've got to take things very easy for a while - which means my writing may not progress much over the next few days :-(.

The good news is that I have some fabulous reading to keep me busy - starting with Kate Hardy's ModX Breakfast at Giovanni's :-).

I'll be back again before too long, when (I hope) I'll be adding to my word count.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Lee Mead - Daydream Believer



Okay, I admit I'm guilty as charged - I've been dreaming again..!

Sue :-)

P.S. Did I mention yet that Lee Mead HAS to win the role of Joseph?