You might recall that back in May I wrote about my endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is when a woman is put under general anesthesia for a half hour, given a D&C, and the lining of her uterus is scorched out. The purpose is to stop or greatly lessen the monthly bloodbath.
A few of you asked me to report my results. The results? They are freaking sweet.
I can leave the house whenever I want now! I no longer feel flu-ish for 72 hours out of every 24 days. In fact, besides the spazzy irritability that hits once a month (yeah, that doesn't go away), I barely notice when it's that time.
Seriously. Novasure is the best invention since PopTarts and I will be happy to answer questions anyone may have.
Claire learned to tie bows last week. She worked and worked until she got it. So, Saturday, we went and bought her lace-up shoes, size 2. She's extremely proud of herself and I'm proud of her, too. Mostly because she's a persistent girl who doesn't give up easily. If there's one thing I most admire in a person, aside from kindness and innate talent, it's tenacity. Tenacious C. will do well. Go on, my girl. Tie shoes! Yank out loose teeth! Learn to ice skate! Get back up on that bike! Study hard! Find love! Pursue your passions!
I have finally finally finally made the decision to publish my YA novel Spectacle as an ebook. It took me forever to come around. I've done a lot of research, talked to people in the biz, read this blog until my eyes crossed, and realized that epublishing is the future. I don't know exactly how the industry will pan out or how my little book will do. But it's clear I can't ignore this opportunity. I'm excited! I love the idea of control. I get to design and choose the cover. I get to say what parts of the story stay and what goes, I get to price it and keep 70% of the royalties (assuming someone besides my mom and sister buy Spectacle).
It's the first time in a long, long while that I've felt sparkly instead of discouraged when I think about my writing.
I'll let you know when it's up on Amazon. My team of beta readers, editors, and designers are working on it as we speak (which means my online buddy Kristy, my proofreading friend Betsy, and an outfit I'm hiring for $50 to format my manuscript). I would love whatever support you can give me once it's released. Kind words. Shares on Facebook. Tweets. Anything you can do.
More to come...