Guess it’s been a long while since I posted anything, huh? Sorry about that. To be honest, I couldn’t do much but sleep for a long while. The issues I’d been having with my blood sugar were really rough for a time. It was pretty bad for a bit. Then the holidays crept up and bit me, and then a very unexpected reunion caught me by surprise. To make a long story short, just after I’d posted the first chapter of the holiday short, my husband’s brother’s mother-in-law died, and they had to come up for the funeral. It was a brother that my husband hadn’t seen in roughly 25 years. It definitely took precedence, as I’m sure you all understand.
I still do have some moments when I just need to lie down and rest. It seems like the mind is willing, but my body fights me sometimes. I am going to get back to work on the holiday short this week after I get my youngest back to school again, so rest assured, I haven’t forgotten.
I also haven’t forgotten Evan and Valerie, either. I plan on returning to them as soon as the holiday short is finished, but I’ve decided to do something a little different this time. I’m going to finish the story before I resume posting. Now, before anyone gets upset (if anyone’s still looking for the end of the tale), there really is a reason I’m doing it this way. To put it simply, there’s a LOT of stuff that I want to make sure is completely right before I post it. Often times, I just post the story as it goes without always waiting for the betas (mostly Mel because she’s not always accessible. Greta has beta’ed almost every chapter I’ve ever written before I’ve posted them since she started working with me lol) However, there are a lot of things that I want to make sure are there, and I don’t feel right in posting something, only to hear from Mel that I’d forgotten something, big or small. I mean, does anyone ever go back and re-read when I post edits? Lol, I’m not even sure that I would! But it’s for that reason that I want to finish the story before I post the rest. Rough projection is that there are about… thirty chapters left, give or take. Knowing me, there’ll be more like fifty, but honestly, I don’t think so.
I do also want to apologize to everyone who was/is reading Evan and Valerie’s story. I didn’t mean to leave anyone in the lurch. Those of you who know me know that I really didn’t mean to do any such thing, but at the same time, those who know me also know that I don’t often talk about personal issues, either. I was kind of blind-sided by my health issues, and there were some days that I never got out of bed. I’m doing much better now though I still need to get to the doctor for some testing. Just can’t really afford it (and my husband’s health insurance isn’t worth two nickels), so I did what I could do, basically.
In any case, I just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on. Thanks to everyone who sent words of concern. It was greatly appreciated, and I apologize for not responding to them personally.
Here’s to a better 2012!!