It’s been a minute since I’ve written here! Let me fill you in on what’s been going on in the Dresden household.
2020 hasn’t been a great year for most anyone, and we’ve all had our trials and tribulations to deal with. With so many dealing with unemployment, illness, and a slew of other issues, my own problems seem minimal, but they’ve had a huge impact on my life lately.
Since around the time Oath of the Alpha released, I began to suffer from some of the worst insomnia I’ve ever encountered in my life. Sleep has always been my nemesis, even as a child, but this was insane. I was managing maybe an hour or two out of every 24, and more often than not they were broken with long periods of wakefulness. Obviously, it’s hard to function when you can barely stand up straight.
It’s partly my fault it went on as long as it did. I kept saying it would get better, like it normally did. I’d get a full two hours and think I was getting back on track, but it was not to be. I finally realized this wasn’t going to fix itself. Due to Covid, it took longer than it should have to speak with my doctor about something to help the insomnia. It was another week before I was able to actually get the medications.
Did I mention I’m high risk and so have to be ridiculously careful about going out?
In addition to all that, I started to get near daily migraines. Again, I thought it would work itself out. I was staying awake too long, I wasn’t eating well, and I was staring at a computer screen for all those sleepless nights. This surely was the culprit. I get migraines a couple of times a month, generally, so I wasn’t too worried… until I was.
Once I started sleeping more, the migraines didn’t go away. Cue another song and dance with doctors, nerve wracking waiting times, and the continuation of the migraines. Three different medications later, and I’m still not migraine free. We’re still working on it.
Not great, right?
Something else also happened. I’m not going into it, I don’t want to rehash all the bullshit and drama that I’ve been dealing with behind the scenes. Just know that there was a lot of petty drama and bullying going on, and it was not only unwarranted, but completely unnecessary.
That has been my 2020.
But, I also released 3 books, completed 2 series, read some fantastic (and not so fantastic) reviews on my work, met some incredible people, chatted with wonderful fans, and became acquainted with some great authors. I squeezed in some new reads! I have my cat and all of her hats, and now I have a failing-foster pup named Woodrow. So, it’s not all bad. There are things every day that make it all worthwhile. Little things, but they’re there nonetheless.
I’m hopeful for 2021 being a whole lot better. Not just for me, but for everyone who has been touched by their own personal calamity, whatever that might have been.
I’m afraid I have had to push back the release of Desperate, Book 1 in the Cost of Desperation series. Currently it is set for February 27th, and I will do my damndest to get it out before then. I ask for your understanding that with the migraines, writing has become a Herculean task. I also want to give you the quality of book you’ve come to expect and enjoy from me. It’s still available for pre-order on Amazon, so you can reserve your copy to be beamed directly to your device of choice as soon as it’s released. This title will not be available in Kindle Unlimited.
So in parting, let me share some adorable pupper pics to ease the sting of having to wait just a little while longer.