Here is my current status. I'm alive and smiling this morning. I can't believe the honesty in the journals I've looked at. Keep up the good fight everyone. I'm healing from the surgery, pilonidal cyst removal, and after a few bad days this week I'm getting some more energy. Hence the beginning of my journal entries.
Worked last week on editing a manuscript for another writer. It wore me out. My youngest son explained it to me thus: "Dad you are stressed about doing a good job for her." I keep coming back to the need to relax. I have to look for relaxing things to do.
Speaking of stressing about writing. I keep worrying about my own manuscript I'm getting ready to publish. Are there too many characters? Maybe I should cut out some more stuff and make it more simple? Part of me would like to make more of a thing about the illness and the role of caregivers, but that would take a huge amount away from the pace and intensity of the story.
I'm loving the opportunity to write about strange and interesting stuff about Earth and about science. Does everyone know there are bluish people? One group is called, Blue Fugates. There is a wonderful people living in Pakistan called the Kalash. My main female character, she's almost taking over the story, is a Kalash girl of twelve. The Kalash people have incredible challenges to their survival. I'm working with a researcher to accurately and safely include their struggles. Safely, because there are people that horribly mistreat the women and will use any excuse. My book is Sci Fi, young adult.
I hope all are doing better today. Just reading other journal postings and making my first is making me feel better. It must be relaxing.

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aussiedi
aussiedi

Hey there TL, glad to hear that you have some increase in energy.Must take a lot out of you with the concentration required for your line of work.No, I havent heard of Blue Fugates, or the Kalash people in Pakistan.I would like to know more . Don\'t forget to pace yourself TL so you don\'t burn out.Love and best wishes, Di
TLWalkerAuthor
TLWalkerAuthor

Di, thanks for the words of encouragement.