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Just a little note from Andie…

Published July 30, 2012 by S. E. Myers

In the blink of an eye, everything can change.  You could be walking down the street, driving a car, whistling a tune and all of sudden — you blink.  You realize that the direction your life has taken you is one you didn’t want to take.  You don’t want to be where you are and you want to escape.  The people surrounding you don’t really know who you are.  They don’t know where you come from, where you’ve been, what you had for breakfast.  Does breakfast even matter?  Does life even matter?  What does matter?

The truth?

Truth is only the lies spilled from the golden lips of yesterday.  That’s it isn’t it?  Isn’t it?  I said, “ISN’T IT!!!”

The signs were there.  You know, the big fat blinking signs warning you of the, “Danger, Will Robinson. Danger!”  And yet, you chose to ignore it.  You ignored your gut.  And now you are stuck.  You are stuck.  You are stuck.  Who gives a scratch?  Not me.  I don’t care about your stuckedness.  How you got there, who you were at the time that you stepped into the quick-dry cement and now have a limited range of motion.

We all make our own choices.  We carve our own paths – our own niches.  I’m on my own journey.  I will offer you a word of warning – if you cross my path the wrong way – I’ll be the one to continue pressing forward through the quicksand.  I will win.  And, when I get to the other side, I won’t look back to save you.  But I will make sure you end up where you are supposed to be.  Because if we do meet, I am your destiny.

-Andie

The Body Thief

On Fibromyalgia

Published July 28, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Fibromyalgia.

I loathe it.  I detest it.  I try to pretend I don’t have it but it is there.  On days when I don’t want it to, it rears its ugly head, makes its presence known, and wants to control my mind and my body.  I fight it.  Hard.

It kind of ticks me off when I see people use it as an excuse.  Scratch that.  It REALLY ticks me off when someone uses it as an excuse.  I see these people with their fake fibromyalgia.  How do I know it’s fake?  Because they only have it when it is convenient.  Let me tell you, it is not flipping convenient.  It is the most inconvenient, sometimes debilitating, infuriating, exhausting, disorder.

Yes, it is a disorder because it is not a disease.  It is a miscommunication between the pain receptors and neurons in my brain.  Maybe they need a mediator.

There is no cure.  This is the best website I found to describe the condition.

Fibromyalgia is so much more than just pain.  I can’t stand when I hear or read of someone constantly complaining about one part of their body hurting or other conditions and attaches a Fibromyalgia stigma.  “Um, excuse me?” (tap, tap, tap the shoulder) “Fibromyalgia doesn’t just stay in one spot in your body, have you been diagnosed?  Or have you been self-diagnosed?”

It took 10-years to diagnose me with this condition.  Several doctors, blood tests, physical therapy, medication… I was looked at like some crack seeking addict.  It was humiliating.  I found the most amazing doctor.  He referred me to a rheumatologist, who tested my blood for other anomalies, and then finally diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia.

Now, there are so many things that tie in with this disorder:  dry mouth, dry eye, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, sleep disorders, CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), tension headaches, migraines, RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome), Joint Pain, inflammation, tender points…

Like I said, it sucks.  I have a pretty high pain tolerance.  Which I guess is good having fibro and all, but at the same time, when I am in pain — I am down for the count.  One of the tender points I have resonates from my clavicle through my arm.  That makes it difficult to perform a majority of tasks.  I fight through it.  (I almost wrote threw — sometimes I do feel like throwing things).

If you suspect you have it, see a doctor.  Don’t just assume you have it.   I’ve noticed it becomes an every day excuse and makes life for those of us that do have it, much more difficult.  If you want pain pills just to have pain pills and use Fibromyalgia as an excuse  — go to rehab.  You make it difficult for those of us that do have the condition to get appropriate help without being looked at as a hopped up drug seeking crack whore (pardon my french).

I take three types of medication and multiple vitamins. I stretch, meditate, breathe, and try to get my body moving every waking moment.  I function the best I can to live my life.

The Body Thief

Published July 26, 2012 by S. E. Myers

I know you are dying to know about this new project I am working on.  Or “projects”…

1.  Short story — My imps will get some love

2.  Dark Inhibition (Book 2 of the Revelation Series) — Ryleigh has to learn control

3.  The Body Thief — Jumping galore!

I know that I do not need to use Camp Nano as an excuse to write a book.  However, it is a good great motivator to get some bones down.  I’m feeling pretty confident that I can get it done.

Dark Inhibition is in the works, but, this new WIP is screaming to get done.  I mean, literally.  It’s all I think about lately.  Besides accounting.

My quarter started again.  I am taking Accounting 205, Professional Development, and Advanced Excel.

And, I’m working full-time.

*shakes head*

I don’t know how I find the time to put make-up on in the morning, but I’ve been doing it all week.

Back to WIP’s —

I will be working my IMPstravaganza next weekend.  This weekend is my oldest daughter’s birthday.  She’ll be 19! *faint*

I can’t believe what an adult she is turning out to be.

I hope to have more guests to my blog soon.  I do like visitors!

Until then — Riddle me this:

What is Aunt Vera’s imp’s name?

The series name…

Published July 23, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Are you ready for it???

“The Revelation Series”

I know, right?  It makes sense.

I have the first chapter of Dark Inhibition written, I uploaded my ePub file to the PubIt! website for B&N, and ordered the 10 books I am taking to the Almost Perfect Bookstore.

August will be super busy.  Camp Nano, school, work (hopefully I’ll have a full-time job), kids, life, and everything else in-between.

Prospective title for my NaNo novel is “The Body Thief”.  I’ll be writing this one as Stephanie Myers instead of S. E. Myers.  I think for now, I’d like to separate my YA from my more Adult novels via pen name.

Short post tonight.  Have a great week!

Camp NaNoWriMo

Published July 21, 2012 by S. E. Myers

I am going to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo for the month of August.  My goal, is to complete 50,000 words for my next novel – which for Camp NaNo, it will not be Book 2 in the Revelation series.  Instead, it will be my 17+ Urban Fantasy.

I really like the characters in my book.  They’ve been gathering dust since 2001.  I think it is time for them to shake off the dust and get in the game.  Dark Revelation needs time to stew and I think I can take the month of August to work on another book.

Then I will put that one on the back burner to edit while working on Dark Inhibition.  In the meantime, there is also work, school, kids, and everything else along the way.  I hope soon, I will be able to work from home (if you know what I mean), and keep this other full-time job instead of working two.  One that pays every 60 days, and one that pays every week.