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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Update [3]

Okay, I'm going to try and cut a very long story short:

Gray and I both knew a lot of life-changes were on the horizon but neither of us were prepared with just how many there'd be.

Firstly, my DS made a life-changing decision to fly the nest - something that at times I still feel emotional about.

Then circumstances dictated that we needed to move (downsize). Initially we embraced this notion by planning to move to Cumbria/Northumbria/Scottish Borders and live our dream 'writing' life. This all fell through at the last minute and (now that I have the benefit of hindsight I thank God that it did).

The downsizing still took place but we found a gorgeous (if tiny) cottage in a rural village less than 10 miles away from where we were.

Still in the process of moving (*shudder* a d-i-y move that Gray insisted on *shudder*) we received confirmation that (see Update [1]) I needed a major operation to sort out additional health problems to my MS.

With less than a week in our new home (with all the problems that come with it) I was admitted into hospital for the operation.

And here I am...
...almost two week's post-op and recovering well.

I still have a while to go before I fully heal/recover from the operation, but already I have resumed my writing. I'm aiming to finish polishing/editing the M&B Medical for my NWS deadline (end August).

I'm not back in the true sense of the word - either in the real-world or virtual - yet. But I'm on my way. I'm currently typing this with one finger while I can't use my laptop as a LAPtop (typically my wonderful Dragon software is still packed somewhere)!

Before I end this post I'd just like to say that these past four months have been hard, and then some. I almost reached the point where I wondered whether I would ever write another word again. But, my previous difficult times (healthwise) have shown me that my writing will return in its own time.

In fact, I now understand that being a writer never leaves. Even when I'm unable to put pen to paper/fingers to keyboard my mind is always processing the next plot line, new story or reading.

The important thing for all of us writers to remember is that whatever life throws at us, we must NEVER GIVE UP!

Much Love,
Sue xx