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Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

Feeling blah and NaNoWriMo

Captain's Log, Stardate 11.03.2009

Forgive me for whining, but, well…I’m going to whine.

I’ve been feeling like crap for several weeks. Tired. Headachy. Stomach a little nauseated. But no sniffles or sore throat or fever or anything “normal” in terms of flu or cold symptoms.

I did find out that one of the youth group had the Swine flu (early stages) two Saturdays ago but I haven’t developed any symptoms, plus I was feeling poorly even before then.

So what is wrong with me? Why can’t I shake this? This is seriously cramping my NaNoWriMo style.

(What’s NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month. 50,000 words in 30 days. Anybody and everybody are welcome to join in—add me as a buddy if you do: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/142050.)

So, I’m into NaNoWriMo, I have only about 8,000 sorry, 800 not 8000 words, and I’m too tired to care. Captain Caffeine would say it’s because I’m sleeping too much and haven’t exercised in weeks, but I will opt to take my prerogative as spouse and ignore him.

Maybe I need an energy tea.

Comments

NeedANap2 said…
I don't know you well enough to suggest this, but I'll ask anyway - pregnant??
Camy Tang said…
ROFL! No, not pregnant. I just had my period.
Camy
Project Journal said…
LOL! But too bad....I mean, come on! A lil baby Camy running around would be so cute ^_^

Ummmm...I'm not sure why. My sis and I had croup(or what they though "might" be croup) 2 weeks agoish(sis didn't feel good for a week longer than me). We found out someone at church had Swine Flu too! Lol...they gave her a diagnosis of croup also(weird...), but her Mom made them test her for SF because she heard that it affects kids with asthma really bad. One of her other daughters has bad asthma so...they checked her and she had it...we're not sure what we ended up having!!

I am going to a headache doctor tomorrow. Literally a headache doctor, that's their title..weird! Lol...anyway, I've been having headaches for about 6 weeks now...straight. It's always there, sleep doesn't help, and it won't go away. Sometimes it's a dull ache(one that you can ignore), but other times it feels like I'm going to literally get sick because it hurts so bad. They already tried me on Midrin, which is a migraine medication. Didn't help the headaches at all, but I almost fell asleep in class multiple times(the 2 days I took them!) because it affected me so bad. However, they never warned me about drowsiness, so I would take it in the morning and drive to school. Apparently, it works within 10-15 minutes of taking it : O So, it was dangerous....

SORRY to drag on...my own bit of whining today I guess!

Hope you feel better real soon! Let us know....
Hannah
*still laughing with the thought of lil baby Camy running around!!!!*
Amy said…
I must admit, your symptoms sounded like a possible pregnancy to me, too. :) Of course, I have babies on the mind at the moment, what with gestating my own here.

I'm doing NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. I added you as a buddy (I'm "notjustmamie"). I'm finding it tough to focus on just writing and not getting all distracted by whatever other shiny objects catch my eye. Any ideas?
Audra Krell said…
I too thought pregnancy, but then realized you are a pretty smart girl. I'm not a doctor but I really like to play one on the internet. My son had your same symptoms last spring, they tested him for mono, but it turned out to be a chronic sinus infection. Your symptoms are very concerning....sounds like mono or chronic fatigue to me.....hope you feel better soon!
Emily said…
Yeah NaNoWriMo! This year is my first attempt and I'm so excited! I've got 3500 words right now. I'm a new mommy so I'm operating on a personal goal of 30k words not the full challenge of 50k. Already it's the most I've ever written toward a novel!

Good luck with your project this month!
Camy Tang said…
Hannah, I hope you're feeling better soon!

Amy--I am the queen of distractions! I will sometimes LOOK for things to distract myself. It's sad but true. My best advice is to take yourself away from it, if possible. I unplug myself from the internet and put in headphones so the outside world doesn't intrude. If you can't leave your house easily (sounds like it if you're gestating... :) take advantage of short time periods. Set things up so you can dive in when the time comes (like when the little one finally goes down for her nap). If you focus and know you only have a short period of time, sometimes that helps to not be distracted. And headphones are also good, if you can.

Audra--LOL everyone wants me to be pregnant! I don't think I have mono or chronic fatique--I have friends who had that, and my symptoms are not nearly that bad. Actually, I'm feeling better today, although still a bit tired.

Emily--Good for you! You can do it!

Camy
Project Journal said…
Gald to hear you're feeling better, Camy : )
Hannah
Reihaisha said…
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Carla Gade said…
Camy, hoping and praying you'll soon be well and energized!
Camy Tang said…
Thanks, Hannah and Carla! I'm definitely feeling better now.
Camy

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