I honestly haven't meant to be gone; there've been more health issues or rather more appointments for health issues for my youngest, Sierra, who will be turning 18 in April. Ever since she had her gallbladder removed, she has had increasingly worse problems until she is afraid to get more than half an hour away from the house. Today was blood work and ultrasound; Tuesday it's endoscopy and colonoscopy. TMI? Well, I am worn out, stressed out, and burned out.
However, I am not burned out on writing. I WILL finish the blog story, and start a new one, and continue with those and I WILL have contests, though I don't like Amazon so we'll have to see how to do this-- together. I welcome y'all's input.
Even more, I welcome and am so very grateful for y'all's support. Yes, what has happened this past week especially has been shitty. But you know what? The support and anger on the behalf of those affected? The outrage over the treatment of customers, authors, publishers, and employees? My heart swells with that kind of support. So thank you, all of you, who have spoken out, privately to me or otherwise. Y'all have made a horrible situation bearable.
Not fun, of course. I refuse to sign the shitty settlement, so the two books I have with ARe will be tied up for who knows how long.
On top of that, a large percentage of my sales from Pride were from ARe...so that will be a pretty damned big kick in the teeth. Over 80 books there, and-- well, there are other authors losing a lot more, so I'm shutting up with the 'poor me' crap.
The point to all of this is, with the ARe shit and my baby girl having such bad health problems right now, I'm a bit frazzled and short on time. I'll let y'all know how things go Tuesday; however, we aren't likely to get the results until we go back Jan. 17th. That two week wait is going to suck majorly. I hope they find out what's wrong and fix it, because Sierra is practically a prisoner in her own home. She has to take meds to make a drive longer than her tolerable length of time. There's more, but I'm not going to go on about it.
This year has been rough. I've written...not much. Everyone I know has had a rough time. Just remember-- there's a community here for y'all. We all have each other's backs, and if anyone needs to vent or talk or whatever, y'all can do that here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm signing off for the night. Got to get some sleep, maybe. <3