Over more than three weeks now my writing, editing, and proofing under B.C. Young or Desmond Shepherd has been nonexistent. Fram Gage and The Three Adversaries was supposed to release this past Friday, June 15th but didn't. I haven't tweeted much. In fact, I haven't even checked my book sales that often.
Because somehow, at the age of 34, well beyond when most people would experience it, I have Mono. For a good week and a half, I had no idea I had it. I finally went to the doctor after having a fever for 5 days and feeling completely fatigued. They did some blood tests and it came back positive for Mono.
So my weeks have consisted of trying to work my full-time job but eventually taking off from it last week. You would think that extra time in bed would lend itself to getting the next Fram Gage book out. But nope. I am so tired and drained that I haven't had the will or energy to do it or anything else for that matter. Well, except watch episode after episode of Frasier. (Thanks Netflix.) And this persistent sore throat doesn't help either.
I've read that Mono can last anywhere from two weeks to two months. Someone I know actually had it for three. Ugh!
Where does this leave me? Well my goal of four novels published this year is completely shot. Until I get up the energy, I'm not doing any writing. This doesn't discourage me in the least because all I'm really concerned about is feeling like myself again. And I'll admit, I'm beginning to forget what that feels like.
Don't feel sorry for me. We all go through things like this in our life and it's just a natural obstacle I need to overcome. Until then, Fram Gage is delayed indefinitely but should still release this summer. Miscorrection 3 will also be delayed as a result. As will the third Fram Gage book I planned to release this year.
It's all kind of ironic though. For most of my left I have been about 90% deaf in my left ear. Now I have two types of Mono. ;)