The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind
Words from Bob Dylan's song Blowin' in the Wind
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I don’t want to depress anyone by talking about health issues. This is more about me coming to terms with the changes getting older brings about and how I shall be dealing with it. This blog has always been about my writing journey, and will continue to be so, but at this point in my life, I’m going to take you with me on a detour. Of course, I won’t be going into graphic details and I would hate to scare you off. 😂🤣 The horror of real life doesn’t match up to our fictional one. It’s funny how we can deal with Zombies, Demons and Vampires, but other people’s illnesses and bad health has us running for the hills.

I now have my hospital appointment and I’m nervous as hell. My problem isn’t life-threatening and a lot of women suffer terribly with the problem. Many at quite a young age too. I joined a Facebook Group (UK) where women share chats, advice and horror stories about their treatment, failed operations, etc. It has been a huge eye-opener for me, and I’m amazed it isn’t headline news after reading the awful experiences some women have to deal with every day. Having lived a healthy life the thought of having an operation frightens me, but until I know how serious my situation is I’m focusing on my writing and exercising madly too. I’m hoping by reducing my weight and toning muscles it might help to reduce my need to have surgery.

After the Garage Sale at the weekend, I’ve found, much to my delight that both of my novels have had sales on them via Amazon. So my advertising has had an added bonus. My new novella is going well, too and I’m hoping to have it finished before my hospital appointment as I’m wanting something positive to look forward, too. I’m over halfway now, and editing as I work my way through changing what was once a short story into a novella. I think it’s a much stronger plot now as I’m able to enlarge on the different scenes within the tale.

Once I’ve completed the novella, Never Reaching The End I’ll be back working on the Granny Wenlock novel. This will take me at least six months to complete. Once I hit the first 10k word mark, I find writing so much easier, because you’re into the flow of the piece, and start to feel the plotline is finally on track.

Have a great weekend and look after yourself.

Keep Safe.


  1. Hi Paula. It’s great to hear from you, and thank you so much for the update on both your writing and your health. You are a dear person, one of the best, and I’m so happy we are friends. Good thoughts and prayers are continued to be being sent to you during this troubling time. ❤

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