Miss Me?

Probably not, but that’s okay. I’ve been facing possibly the worst days of my career over the past week, in addition to drama in all of the important parts of my life, and by the time I get home I’m so spent I just can’t seem to find enough oomph to make it online. Today was no exception, in fact in comparison to all of the other terrible days, today was the worst. I even cried today, the stress was just too much. I have a deadline to make by tomorrow and I’m not sure I’ll be capable of it, regardless of how hard I’m trying and that just makes me feel worthless.

But enough of that boo hoo crap. In my absence some noteworthy things did happen, like:

My new books arrived! You know those ones I got to buy myself as a Christmas gift from diamante_negra without breaking my own forbidden-to-buy-books rule? I’m so excited I could squeal (Okay, I actually did)! I feel like a proud parent, they’re just so beautiful.



Also, these are the other books I’ve received since October and haven’t posted pictures of, which are still totally pet worthy:



You would think these newbie’s would satisfy my desire to buy books a little more than it is, but I’m already hoping the majority of my Christmas gifts this year are books. I hope to be overloaded with them. Oh, Christmas get here soon!

Question for the Comments: What books are you anticipating the most for Christmas?

Speaking of books, I read FALLEN last week courtesy of poseiwriting and have since started TORMENT. So far it’s an excellent series and only making me more eager to start my own angel story in 2011 (hopefully).

I got a little bit of writing accomplished this weekend, which is good since I haven’t been giving my book much thought lately. Well actually that’s not true. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but not in a get-writing sort of way. But I finally felt compelled this weekend.

My sister had her first sonogram last week and her 7 ½ week old “nugget” (as she’s calling it right now) is perfectly healthy. She’s also settling on her first home in the first week of December so things are really looking up for her, which of course makes me happy because I love her!

And lastly, this news isn’t exactly great, but could potentially have some positive side effects. My most recent blood work came back with even worse hypothyroidism and high cholesterol than the last time. My doctor put me on Levothyroxin for the thyroid issue in hopes that it will help the cholesterol as well. So far, the medicine is making me a bit hyper, but I’m told that’s to be expected since I’m going from virtually having no metabolism to suddenly having one with the help of pills. I’m also told that will even out, but that being on medicine may help my weight loss issues and my constant exhaustion. So, I suppose if those things come out of having this issue then it’s not so bad.

I know I’m super behind on LJ and I promise I’m trying to catch up. Please forgive me if it takes a little bit.

Peace – Sarah

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  1. edgyauthor

    November 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Okay, even though there are things to squee about in this post, I’m commenting with my HUG icon. So sorry you’re dealing with all that stress and drama! And your blood work…yii. Here’s hoping the medicine is successful (besides making you hyper, that is)!

    And of course we’ve missed you! Well, *I’ve* missed you. (Even though I haven’t been on LJ myself, haha.)

    Now…

    PRETTY BOOKS ARE PRETTY! *drool*

    As for what books I’m anticipating for Christmas…I still need to figure that out, heh. I know for sure that I want to get Robin Wasserman’s WIRED, the third book in her SKINNED trilogy. I’m so impatient to see how she wraps everything up!

    Also, hurray for getting some writing done! And you have an angel story in the works? So do I! (Kind of. My unfinished WIP deals more with the Jinn, but yeah: angels are there, too. I REALLY want to return to it once my FLG revisions are done, especially since I started writing it long before FLG existed…)

    Anyway, crossing my fingers that life stops being so stressful! And until it does, take as much time as you need to catch up online. (I know *I’m* still trying to catch up, haha. SO. MANY. BLOGS.)

    • SarahWhisted

      November 16, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks for the HUG Icon cause I needed it! Today was slightly better than yesterday, but the work pressure is still pretty heavy. I’ll just be happy when the weeks over. Next week is a short week for Thanksgiving so I’m looking forward to the break and getting ready for Christmas 😉

      I haven’t heard much about the SKINNED trilogy, but I’ll have to check it out. So far, most of your suggestions have been really good so I doubt this one’s any exception.

      I do have an angel story in the works, it’s the next book I want to write. It’s about a Stolen Guardian Angel, told from a teenage boys POV. I’ll tell you more about it via email if you want? That’s cool you’ve got angels in a story too, I’d definitely be interested in learning more about that!

      • edgyauthor

        November 17, 2010 at 7:10 am

        Glad to hear your day was slightly better!

        And you should definitely check SKINNED out! There’s lots of food-for-thought when it comes to humanity and identity, and I find the issues with class and race that sneak into the book very compelling. Also, each time you think Robin Wasserman is going to pull some cliche plot twist, she ends up turning it upside-down and inside-out. Makes the story even more addictive!

        As for your book…a stolen guardian angel, huh? I’m intrigued already! Whenever you feel ready to, I’d love to see an email about it! (It might take me a while to do the same with my WIP, though. There are a couple plot kinks I want to fix first before I get all revealy!)

  2. diamante_negra

    November 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Sorry you had such a bad day, Buddy. We both know you aren’t worthless and I’m sure you can make your deadline. Make sure you get some rest tonight and go at with a clear head.

    Now, this is the last place you’re going to post about the books and tag me right? There’s nowhere else I need to be looking? And what I hope is the last time: YOU’RE WELCOME!! I love making you happy, even if it doesn’t really take much.

    I’m still waiting for my jump, so I’ll let you know when I’ve made home. I don’t want you to worry if you hear about a dead body popping up at the college.

    **BIG HUGS**

    • SarahWhisted

      November 16, 2010 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks for that Gold Star this morning! I’d say I ended up earning it by the days end. I’m still waiting for the final review & revisions, but apparently the true deadline was tomorrow at noon. Tricky how they lied, but I guess it was to make sure I didn’t push it to the last minute.

      Yes, this will be the last time I gloat about your gift, I promise. I just had to shout out loud about it because it made me so incredibly happy!

      HUGS Back!

  3. poseiwriting

    November 16, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I totally missed you LJ post-wise. LOL.

    So happy to be the source of TWO books in this post! Yay for sharing/giving away books! And excited that they might (hopefully!) lead to getting to read YOUR angel story in 2011!!

    Tomorrow WILL be better! Deadlines don’t stand a chance against you! :)

    • SarahWhisted

      November 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm

      Our little Crit Ring was very absent for a little while there. Hopefully we’ll all be more active again now?

      I’m really loving TORMENT. In fact, I keep thinking it’s moving faster than FALLEN and wondering why you weren’t feeling it as much until 2/3 of the way into it? I don’t know, maybe whatever it was that was letting you down will smack me in the face soon, but so far I’m super happy to have it in my possession! Thank you again 😉

      Also, thanks for your encouragement today over the dreaded deadline. I kicked that deadline’s butt (Thank God!), but apparently the true deadline is tomorrow at noon so I’m still waiting for the last of the the reviews and revisions. Blah! Either way, I’m hoping the rest of my week will be less stress filled.

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