I’m still getting creative ideas, despite my decline in health; I’ve recently been diagnosed with ME and fibromyalgia by my doctor, which is a relief to know that my chronic fatigue problems have a name, rather than just being “in my head” as mental health specialists would say… I have a treatment plan with supplements to take and a ketogenic diet to follow, so I’m hopeful that I will make an improvement soon.
Writing-wise, with my fatigue conditions being as they are recently, I honestly think writing anything longer than a novella is beyond me, at least for now. When I think back to writing “When the Summer Ends” I’m sometimes amazed at how much I managed to write – over three hundred pages and 120,000 words! Everything since has been a struggle – an enjoyable but sometimes frustrating struggle at that – with my word counts only just making 60,000 when I push myself hard.
I haven’t been writing for a long while, so my goal for now is to focus on getting college done, and then I can really start thinking about writing.
Roses for Margaret is first on my list, as I have a rota for what I want to achieve in the next few years, writing and costuming wise. I’m planning on making the story shorter that I originally intended, and for the price I sell my books, I don’t think it’s a bad idea. It was originally going to be titled “Margaret’s School”, so I think it’s fitting that the story is going to follow Margaret’s life for her school years.