I have major leg pain today, friends, so the only blog I could write was about that. Insert massive amounts of cursing here. After I had an allergic reaction to Remicade, I had to switch to Cimzia. I don’t know if that’s causing the leg pain or what. I’ll keep you posted.
I’m doing a guest post over at No Wasted Ink today about marketing LGBT fiction to a straight audience. Cuz that’s a thing I occasionally have to do. Hop on over and let me know what you think. :)
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My RA is playing merry havoc this week, friends. I had an allergic reaction to the infusion medicine on Monday, so now I have to wait a month to start something new.
Which means the pain is slowly creeping back, so my typing might become limited to my writing and the occasional update on social media. This means my posts here will probably be brief, but you will hear from me often, and I hope to hear from you, too.
Thank goodness it’s not just laziness this time!
It’s middle of the novel time, which is when I usually disappear from this blog for a little while as I do the middle of the book slog.
The Lone Star LesFic conference went really well. I was happy to see familiar faces as well as meet some new ones.
There’s a lot to come on this blog in the coming weeks. I hope to do a new book trailer for Missouri Vaun and I want to do some videos about how to improve your writing speed, if you go in for that sort of thing.
But first I’ve got to get out of middle of this book. Sigh.
When you’re slogging through something, do you just power through, or do you like to take lots of breaks? What helps you power through or get back into the groove?
Spring in Austin brings one special thing to everyone: allergies. Luckily, that’s my only problem at the moment. I started therapy for my rheumatoid arthritis, and I’m happy to say it’s going very well. I have to go in to the doctor’s office every few weeks and get an infusion, and then I feel really good. No joint pain, minimal shakiness. No more bad hand days!
Of course, after my first infusion, I got really sick because my immune system is so compromised, but this time, I’m going to be more careful. I’ll just have to be satisfied with run-of-the-mill sneezing and coughing brought on by Austin’s spring season. I’ll muddle through somehow.
My gluten experiment never got far off the ground because I backslid so often, but I did take away a few things from it. I don’t buy bread anymore and very little pasta, so I’ll be able to reap the health benefits there.
Hopefully, I can keep improving and write more and more books until someone finally tells me to stop…or Austin kills me.
AND I have the schedule for the Lone Star LesFic Fesitval! Here’s when I’m scheduled to speak and such:
9:45 – 10:15 Registration
10:30 – 11:30 Group discussion: “Lesbian Fiction: Dreams, Affirmation, and Entertainment” about why we love lesbian fiction and how we came to write it.
11:30 – 12:30 I’ll be reading in room B
1:30 – 2:30 I’ll be signing books at the book signing table
2:30 -3:20 “LesFic Super Powers: Vampires, Demons, Ghosts, and Psychics” I’ll be moderating this panel.
Plus, there will be many more authors, another group discussion, more panels, signings, and readings. We have something for everyone, including a silent auction, a $3 book table, plus lots of vendors selling books, jewelry, clothing, and more! And on top of that, there will be at least one giveaway, possibly more.
And I will be fully mobile. ^_^
How’s everyone else feeling? Anyone up to traveling?
I’m busy with projects and most of all, being really freakin’ sick. Here’s a reminder, though, about where you can find me in April:
The Lone Star LesFic Festival! April 11th at the Norris Conference Center in Austin. There will be panels and group discussions and books galore! And me, which is the most important part. ;) See you there!
Come see me at the Lone Star Lesfic Festival! It’s Saturday, April 11th at the Norris Conference Center. I’ll have hours and program details for you as I get them, but it will likely be from 10 am to 5 or 6 pm. That’s plenty of time to stop by and say hello. It’s a free event with lots of panels to see, books to discover, loot to buy, and prizes to win!
And you know, I’ll be there, so win-win-win-win. And I’ll be handing out swag that you can only get if you meet me in person. Now you HAVE to come.