February 11, 2013 01:59:16
Posted By Michelle Birbeck
Things have been somewhat fail this month. With all the good intentions I had of having a break from this work lark and then coming back at it after Christmas, all of them went out of the window. First with the flu, then with the combination of a cough and my mother-in-law being ill, and then with a bad chest infection.
Three weeks later, and I am finally starting to feel a bit more like myself. I’m still attempting to cough up my respiratory tract from time to time, and doing simple things like climbing the stairs is exhausting, but I’m better than I was; I can actually get up the stairs now. My diet is all to pot, too, but a week of hardly eating at least didn’t put me too far off track. Not the best way to lose weight, admittedly, but when the act of getting up out of a chair is so draining it warrants a nap, cooking is the last thing I thought of doing.
Now, aside from the worst case of ill I’ve had since I was fifteen, not a lot else has happened. Editing on Last Chance is going well, and we are now on the home stretch. My prereaders have the book, and my editor is doing her last run through now. All that will be left after that is my last run through.
There are now just over 17 weeks until Last Chance comes out, so as soon as I have caught up on my emails and got myself right after the two week break and three week ill, I’ll be sorting out blog tours and launch parties and competitions. There’s a lot of work ahead of me, and I’m hoping that I got all the stress and unwell out of my system now, before I really get started.
In other news, there will be a new short story out when Last Chance comes out, and this time it is going to be an accompaniment to the series. No details for anyone yet as to what that is, but stay tuned for all kinds of sneak peeks and treats in the run up to release day.