Thursday, April 9, 2015

Today is the 9th of April, 2015, and I have been away from this blog since last July. I make no excuses for that, except that I do apologize for not explaining earlier.

My son's decline into the terrible brain disease, FrontalTemporal Lobe Dementia, became much worse over the summer. Hospice was already working with him and my daughter-in-law, and I helped out every week. Between trying to continue writing, trying to straighten out problems with my former publisher, helping to take care of Jeff, and trying NOT to neglect my husband and my home, posting to the blog seemed then to be the most unnecessary part of my life. So I let it go.

Jeff passed away on the 28th of January, this year. Trying to get on with our lives, trying to cope with a death we had known was coming for almost 3 years, has been a daily, and many times, an hourly struggle. That struggle has not ceased, but it is beginning to lessen just a bit.

I now have a new publisher, and am very happy about that. I have two books out by this publisher, one already in print, another one due out about the end of this month. And I have a 4th book in the hands of an editor, with whom I'm working now.

So...I think I'm back! Posting is still a time-consuming effort, but I'm going to try to post at least once a week, and twice if I possibly can.

I've changed my blog a little, and as usual ( for me) I've run into problems. I'm the most technically challenged person I know when it comes to dealing with blogs or websites...which is why I don't have a website...and I've suddenly lost all my followers. Of course, after being gone for so long, I've probably lost most of them anyway, but now I've lost the "gadget" that allows people to follow me...or for me to see who they are. Plus I now have two "gadgets" on the blog that don't have anything in them...just the word gadget. It just defeats me, so guess I'll be taking my laptop into the Geeks in the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by...hopefully, you stopped by LOL...and I'll be back next week with a real post.

Until next time,
That's a wrap.