New Idea. Thoughts?

I’m thinking of starting a mock-advice column called “Dear Karma” based on my debut book. It would be along the lines of Dear Abby, but I’m not sure if I can pull it off. I was thinking it could be a regular feature here on the blog, where people can write in to vent about people who deserve a visit from Karma. What do you think of the idea? Any input on how to make it successful?

dear karma

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Today, I’m Not Okay

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This is exactly where I am at today. I had a decent day yesterday, but there was one moment that has come back to haunt me.

I was at Wal-Mart, and I stopped to look at walking canes. I have known for a while now that I need some sort of stability aide. The joints in my legs give way unexpectedly at times, and the numbness in my legs is happening more quickly when I’m standing and becoming more intense and painful. I stared at the canes for several minutes before walking away without one. Buying one would have felt like admitting defeat. I simply couldn’t do it. I didn’t give it much thought after that, until today.

Today has taken a turn for the worse on an emotional level.

I have been dealing with random twitching for months. It’s in my legs, arms, and face. Sometimes they are small twitches. Once, my leg jerked so hard that I accidentally kicked my dog off the bed. It’s one of the things I have tried to pretend aren’t a problem.

Three days ago, my pinkie finger on my right hand started twitching. It hasn’t stopped, and it worries me. No, worries isn’t a strong enough word. It scares the shit out of me.

The reasonable side of me tells me that I’m overreacting. However, there’s the side of me that likes to scream about how 5 years ago, I thought I was completely healthy and now I can’t walk for 30 minutes straight without wanting to cry. I have to rest after taking a shower, because it exhausts me. Moving from a sitting position to stand makes me feel like a feeble old woman.

Today, I am sitting in my recliner crying, because I’m scared of another serious diagnosis. Over the last few years I have been diagnosed with: panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, hypothyroidism, psoriatic arthritis, non-alcoholic fatty liver, GERD, IBS, and fibromyalgia. I genuinely don’t know how much more I can handle. At least not today.

Tomorrow I will probably feel better. But today… Today I don’t have the strength to pretend I’m okay.

Building Love

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Join eight of your favourite authors in this beautiful collection of seven family-friendly romance stories.

From paranormal to contemporary with a touch of regency, there is something to tempt everyone’s literary taste buds.

All net profits from the sale of this anthology will be donated to (RMH) Ronald McDonald House, Westmead, where a new house, built by love, was opened in Feb 2018.

All work by authors, editors and artists have been donated to show appreciation of the wonderful work done by Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RMH, nor does RMH endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

You can join in on the hop HERE

 

There are prizes up for grabs, but HURRY, the hop ends on 11/3/18 at 9 am EST!

NaNoWriMo

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Starting off this blog with a bang! I’ll be posting updates of my #NaNoWriMo2018 journey. I will also be doing bi-weekly updates on my YouTube channel, so you should check that out too!

Are you participating this year? Have you done this before? This is my first year, so I’m excited and overwhelmed all at once. Do you have any advice for a newbie?

Stay tuned for all of the “Yay Me!”, “Why did I think I could do this?”, and “I’ve lost my damn mind!” posts that are sure to come this month!