If you follow me on different platforms–okay, primarily Twitter, truth told–you’ll know I was in a car accident about a week ago. At first, I considered myself unhurt, applying the rather incomplete and stupid standard of, “No bleeding, no broken bones, able to walk–I’m good.” Then I spent the night with an increasing painful headache, dropping off to sleep whether I wanted to or not, and awakening over and over with room-spinning nausea. Word mix-ups, wonky scent and taste perception, and time distortions came next.
So I’ve been under all sorts of restrictions, including time spent on any sort of screen. Much more than thirty minutes in, and I have to quit for at least a couple of hours because the headache and blurry vision start closing in.
Writing by hand is a tad easier, simply because–unlike computer work–the vision starts to blur before the headache comes along. Believe me, as much as I’d rather speed along on the computer, I’ll take the blurry-vision warning over the headache any day. But it does mean I pretty much can’t work right now.
Putting together a blog post over the course of two days is one thing, but copyediting ad and marketing copy is quite another. And keeping the plot straight while revising a multi-POV novel.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
So while I’m waiting for my smooshed brain to recover, I’ll just remind y’all my Patreon is still plugging along with original articles on self-defense, fight scenes, whiskey, and puppers. A dollar a month gets you first-eyes access. In the next four weeks, there will be a new fight scene analysis, too, so it’s a good time to jump in if you haven’t already!
And I’m having a Post-Collision Concussion Sale on all the novels! Sand of Bone, Breath of Stone, and the stand-alone Sword and Chant are all only $2.99 until the doctors clear me to resume working. If you’ve been waiting for the price-drop, this is your chance! If you liked any of them, please pass along the links! If you didn’t like them at all… well, thank you for sticking with me anyway! 🙂
Next week, brain willing, I’ll also be talking about the upcoming Sirens Conference, timing for new releases, and the cookbook that I swear I haven’t forgotten.
So in the meantime… Stay safe, my Darlings, and enjoy this season of transition.