One Year On (Ish)

Last December my husband had a stroke. I wrote about that, and the month which followed it, here. It’s the anniversary in two weeks. This is how things stand now.

Thursday (12th) saw us at physio, where they broke the news that they don’t believe he’ll make any further progress. That means no movement at all in his left arm. Very little in his left leg. The bleed on his brain has affected his concentration and he’s too easily distracted to be able to walk more than a couple of steps. Stairs are impossible.

H will be discharged from physio at the end of January, when he’ll be passed on to other agencies. Their job will be to assess our home and make the necessary adaptations. So in that respect, we’ll be able to move on with our lives instead of being in our current limbo.

We’re still waiting on PIP. Once that’s sorted, we can organise a car and a blue badge. Wheelchair Services are likely to issue H with an electric chair which will make life a lot easier. We’ll be able to get out more. Actually live.

So while there’s a lot to process, it’s not all bad.

The R Word. Again

So there I was, happily browsing the #WriterCommunity tag on Twitter, when I saw The Question. Someone wanted to know if a Romance needed a happy ending. Life happens! HEAs are unrealistic! And her story is So Much More! All the things anyone who writes Romance has seen argued over and over and OVER again. Continue reading

Ahh, nuts

The pup has wrecked my thumb drive. This has everything on – photos for my business, invoices, con photos… and all my writing. I can’t access any of it which is not good. Really not good.

I’ve been writing a romantic suspense with magical elements. I got just over 5K done for Camp NaNo when this happened. I think the drive is salvageable, but with it being Easter, my tech guy is unavailable. So I can’t work on this particular story for the moment.

Yet I’m not about to roll over and give up. I discovered that I’d saved a sci fi romance series to OneDrive, so I’ve gone back to that. It’s had a few attempts, always dying out around chapter two, but on reviewing the last iteration, I realised I was approaching the story wrong. Now I’ve a firm direction and am writing from first person POV, it’s whipping along nicely.