Today's gonna be tough. It's my dad's birthday and in 9 days it will be the four month anniversary of his passing from Covid-19. In his case, the situation was already dire enough and I can find some solace in the fact that he is no longer in pain from the various conditions he suffered from.
I still don't quite know how to deal, a part of me has said goodbye... A part of me hopes I can say goodbye properly when we hold the funeral next week.
Through all this, I have been writing, writing and writing and writing with all the obsessive power of my autistic brain because without an outlet of some kind I felt like I was drowning (even with that and and antidepressants, sometimes I still did).
I don't have much to show for all that work yet, which is fine since I have been publishing a bunch of German, French and Italian translations, which have really saved my bacon.
But I want to share a new story, to hear your thoughts, to be excited about them with you. I have just commissioned a cover for one of the birthday shorts, which will be free if you're in my Facebook Group (or I wrote it for you) and I'm hoping by September I can start publishing again.
I hope, regardless of what the outside world is throwing at you, being kind to yourself.
P.S: If you haven't been checking back regularly, I have added several stories to My Free Reads page, because all the crazy writing meant sometimes I needed a break from the big stories and I wrote shorts.