*Sigh* Another week has passed by, another week with less writing done.  Another week closer to winter… Brrr, time to start hibernating I think.  I know why bears do it now!

Anyway, last week was one of ups and downs.  My beloved Poppa ended up in hospital due to intense pain.  Basically he has a nerve which is being crushed in his back, something that can’t be operated on.  He has been given Morphine and sent home, where Mum had to administer it, in order for him to get up and on with his day, however the pain got so bad, that my stepbrother took him to the doctor and they sent him to hospital.  There was a bit of too-ing and fro-ing, but the upshot is, they have seen what happens when they don’t give him the morphine, so they are keeping him in until they can get that sorted.  He has to keep moving in order to make the nerve pain dissipate – yeah – that’s what they said. If my Mum let her dog be in that much pain, she would have been prosecuted.  I don’t understand how the hell the Medical Profession can allow a human being be in that much pain!  But Poppa is in the best place for him at the moment, and his kids have made arrangements for treatments that should help ease the pain for him.

I wasn’t there for my Mum initially, because I was too focused on myself, so I spent a lot of late last week feeling guilty, which is a new experience for me.  But one that I needed to make me aware of the fact that I am still feeling emotions.  I know that doesn’t make sense to a lot of you out there, but I had to relearn how to feel emotions while I worked with my psychologist because I had numbed all emotions, good and bad.  I was a bit concerned that I had been suppressing my emotions again, so feeling guilt is good.

Anyway, lots of crafting this week, by big lil bro is turning 40!  Yeah, I’m struggling to comprehend that, but that is the truth.  So I’m making him a birthday present, will put a photo up once I have completed it.

I have also been proofing a bit this last few weeks, recently just finished one for Zee Southcombe, which is really exiting.  I can’t wait for it to be released.  It will look amazing. I’m proofing a book for Jordan Ford and then have a review copy of Ghost Hope by Ripley Patton.  I still have books from T G Ayer to read, plus J A Huss, and a couple of other authors.  I need to get my butt into gear and start reading, but then with the cold weather coming, its ideal for tucking up by the fire and reading.

And yes, I actually did do some writing last week – not enough, but I did some.  This week I am aiming for at least 3 days of writing – minimum of 300 words.  I know I will beat that, but having a goal is better than nothing!

My proofreader has finally got in touch with me, so I hope to send Running Away through to her this week.  She’ll take 4 weeks – as she has a friend who is very sick, and she is helping them out, and I’m happy for her to take that time.  If you are interested in proofing Running Away, a contemporary romance based in the Abel Tasman National Park, please let me know.  Still no release date, but thinking that perhaps I’ll leave it until later in the year and get Curse of the Taniwha up and running so I can release them both within a short period of time together.

What are your plans for the week?

Well, I have a kitten snuggling on my knee, but I have house chores that need to be dealt with before I can start writing today!  So have a great day everyone.

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