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2012 – the Year that wasn’t

I am still around and I am still writing (very slowly) – more this year than last but still a miniscule amount compared with my usual rate of 1-5k words a week before I got ME/CFS.

Since my second cataract operation in August 2011, my ME/CFS has been flaring up regularly and I have been finding it harder and harder to get any writing done.  I can sit down in front of the computer, but the concentration just isn’t there to get things finished.

I have been plugging away at The Rat King on the days that I have been able to do some writing and I am starting to experiment again with voice dictation software when my hands are really painful and I am struggling to type (as I am at the moment).

I think the big difference from when I first had ME/CFS and was working and now is that when I am feeling okay, I have to work on my wargames business to bring in the money and pay bills.  This often uses up my energy during the day and I am not able to easily write in the evenings.

Some good news was that “Cooper’s Creek” which has already been reprinted in a Swedish/English tetxtbook is now being reprinted in a new Danish/English textbook AND another Swedish/English text book as well. So I continue my career of teaching swearwords to Scandinavian children!


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2 Responses to "2012 – the Year that wasn’t"

  1. Cheryl says:

    Waiting patiently for the Rat King. I am so sorry you are sick. I hope you start to feel better soon. Will pray for you.

  2. Mike says:

    Thank you Cheryl – still not been great but am plugging away and writing when I can. I am aiming at the end of the year for the first draft now and hope to publish first quarter of 2014 (just 18 months late!) but we’ll see how things go

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