The first month of the year is almost over, and already so much has happened. Alas, not as much on the writing side as I’d like. If you’re wondering where I’ve been and what’s going on, here’s a recap.
- We put our house on the market. Which has meant a slew of cleaners, handymen, and the like have been in and out, making it impossible for me to get any work done. The open house is this coming weekend, so let’s hope it’s all been worth it.
- We’re looking for a new house. The flip side of trying to sell ours is needing to find somewhere new to live. There are a number of reasons for our move that I won’t go into, but right now we feel a bit like we’re in limbo, and that makes it difficult to concentrate on writing.
- I got a nutritionist. After my thyroid was tested, and my GI tract was looked at, my doctor recommended I find a nutritionist. Which I did. And now I’m on some funky diet that I hate, but I will say I’ve lost quite a bit of weight already, so… I’m still living for the day I can have cheese and bread again, though, even if in tiny quantities.
- I need surgery. Another fun follow-up visit with my doctor resulted in the news that I need some surgery. It’s day surgery, nothing major, but the recovery will be similar to when I had my C-section, which will mean no lifting anything heavy—right as we’re planning to pack and move. I don’t have a surgery date yet, so things are in the balance until we know when.
As you can see, my January has been eventful! And you might be able to understand why I haven’t been writing much either. Though one writing-related thing did happen this month: I got the rights to The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller back. I’ll be re-editing it and republishing it later this year. I’m considering a title change, though. What do you think? Should I keep the title or change it?
Here’s to maybe a little less excitement in February. How has your year started? Bang or whimper?