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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