AAAAARGH!!! – Status of The Minnesota Murders – Part 1

Okay, so if you seeing this,  you have likely followed the Wednesday Briefs link for the first installment of “The Minnesota Murders”.

Thank you for your interest.  However, it appears that my iMac did NOT want you to read it…or it was motivated by what I had written and murdered the document itself. More accurately, it killed the entire file system forcing me to recover from a backup which did not contain the Minnesota Murders – Part 1.

I will get it re-written today and posted a bit late.  I apologize to you, my readers, for letting you down and not having a proper backup.

Back to the keyboard

Well, well, well….

I’m finally writing again! I’ve left my day job due to health related reasons and taking a break from working for a couple of weeks to make sure my health is stable.

The upside, I have time to write.

This week will start a new series, “The Minnesota Murders”.

As time allows, I will work on cleaning up Tales of the Cabin and get it finished up since it’s been hanging on a cliffhanger for eight(!) months now.

*Dusts off the Interwebs*

Howdy!  I’m not physically dead yet, just exhausted all the time from my multiple sclerosis, migraines, and work.

I’ve had lots of intentions of getting back to writing but it wasn’t until the last couple of weeks that that creativity finally started to move again.

I’m going to pick up “Tales of the Cabin” and finish it off then start on a new, slightly…okay quite twisted fantasy/magic series.

So yes, there will be more writing getting posted soon!

Hijacking my own blog…

I don’t get a lot of feedback regarding what I have written and I don’t let that concern me.

However, my posts may be more sporadic in the next couple of months (or even longer).

As most of you, my readers, know, I am in a long-term battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Unfortunately, even though I have a mild case of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS), I am still 15 plus years into the progression.  I can no longer ignore the constant pins and needles on the left side of my body, the memory gaps, and the coordination issues that have been slowly becoming more pronounced as the disease progresses.

I was hospitalized last weekend after an extended “on automatic” where I wasn’t aware of having driving about 10 mi/16 km and then having a brief loss of consciousness. A battery of testing showed no signs of bleeding on the brain but also no active MS activity. However, the sheer amount of time that I was battling but not being treated has caught up with me.

To sum up the details of the weekend, I am now to walk with a cane at all times. It was “suggested” that I considering giving up my driver’s license as well.

Right now, between the physical issues and the crushing mental anguish of this happening, I’m in no place to write. Hell, I’m barely living at this point. I am going through the motions of what I have to do, but there’s no joy, no tedium, it’s just doing it.

As much as I don’t want to do it, I’m going to have to figure out what my options are related to work. I am hoping I can take a sabbatical from work, even if it’s only a couple of weeks so that I can get some intense mental help as I’m dangerously close to losing it.

Update: Missing in Action

Sorry for the gap again in Tales of the Cabin and my writing in general.

I spent the week after Thanksgiving in the hospital, got out, then promptly got a cold which wiped me out for another week.  Right as the cold started, I had a procedure done that has helped immensely and I should be starting physical therapy next week.

I’ve also found the only thing worse than long(ish) term writer’s block…is when it breaks.  I’ve got several parts of Tales in my head….along with the continuation of my NaNoWriMo 2018 stumble-start, and a there’s a fantasy story with a character named Mythalifax bounding along with all the rest.

What does this mean for you, my readers (both of you)?  There will be a lot more regular updates, weekly posts, and general mayhem appearing here .

PS: As some you know, in real life, I’m battling Multiple Sclerosis and degenerative disc disease in my low back that causes left leg paralysis and excruciating pain as I go into one of these attacks, followed by a short period of numbness/inability to walk, then another period of excruciating pain.  — If you want to help me get through these attacks and the mountain of medical expenses that are sapping my day-to-day living expenses – I have a GoFundMe set up that helps me get through these financially stressful times at