Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Brief Update on the Craziness of My Life

So I've fallen (possibly irretrievably) behind on my #AtoZChallenge. I'll probably finish out the project just because I'm having so much fun with it, but life - as it is wont to do - has once again gotten in the way.

My mother fell ill recently and had to have an emergency appendectomy. My dad was out of town and it was up to me to handle things until he got back. The surgery went smoothly and she went home the next day. I went back to work as usual. Then some complications arose and she was in and out of the emergency room a couple of times and was finally admitted. She's still in the hospital, but she's doing a lot better.

In the middle of all of this, my boyfriend started having serious pain in his knee and that still  hasn't fully resolved itself.

Oh, and I also applied for school.

I'll be going to a Community College this fall to get my GPA back up after the catastrophe that was my sophomore year at OU. Hopefully no horrible medical or psychological issues come up this time and I'll finally be able to finish my degree.

On the bright side, I will be majoring in English/Creative Writing. Yes, I've finally accepted the inevitable. My goal right now is to go up through graduate studies and teach creative writing in college or privately. Also writing. Always writing.

Speaking of which, I've finally picked up my work on my Shine novella. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Shine project, it's a series of e-book novellas. The core store is by the New York Times bestselling author William Bernhardt. It's an action-packed, superhero-esque world where young women have begun developing strange powers. Check out his website for more information.

So that about sums it up for me. Between medical emergencies and trying to figure out financial aid, I've been writing when I can. I really appreciate all of the support that #AtoZChallenge community has given me and good luck to everyone else struggling to keep up!

Just keep writing.

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