March already?

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So sick and tired. Sick and tired x 1,000,000.

In February I got an abscess with fevers. Very sick, and it wouldn’t go away. Lasted weeks. Gone now, finally, but the ME punishment for it is like a house landing on me and pinning me down.

Crawling through day after day, and every once in a while I wonder if I’ll ever have sufficient physical and mental energy to tidy up the (used to be a published pdf, now converted to a slightly distorted Word doc) formatting in A Flight of Thieves ready for re-releasing it.

I was aiming for a springtime release, but it’s spring already I think and I’m still in midwinter. So it will appear when it appears. I hope.

Then I’ll need to do the same thing with Gifted.

It’s like a pair of mountains I want to climb but I’m buried up to my chest in solid soil, vertical, immobile, staring at the heights from the lowland.

I just want to get my books back out there. Such a trivial administrative task, but impossibly huge for me right now.

So, that’s me. Catching up. Caught up. Hurting like some team of bastards keep battering me with baseball bats, hour after hour after hour. Falling back into the black hole now to try and recover from the energy I just used writing this post.

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6 Responses to March already?

  1. Val says:

    I’m so sorry David. You’re struggling again but I am sure you’ll manage to get your book even if it’s not as soon as you’d like.
    Keep battling & you will get there. Sending hugs xx

  2. Erin says:


    Sorry to hear that your health is still pounding at you so much. Let me know if there’s something I can do to help with the formatting?

    • Thanks, Erin. That’s kind of you. The formatting job is simple. It’s just that a few lines on every page have merged rather than being properly paragraphed, and every few pages there’s a page break of sorts which I can’t remove.

      As I say, it’s simple, but the size of the paragraphing task is ridiculously huge in my current condition and I don’t know how to fix the unwanted page breaks.

  3. Margaret says:

    Hugs. That’s the right attitude to take. I’m doing the same thing with Apprentice. When it gets out is when it’ll be out.

    Hope this consequences crash starts to ease soon.

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