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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

The frustration of being sidelined

For the past four days, I’ve had a low-grade headache just kind of hovering behind my forehead, but yesterday it exploded into a full-flown migraine. It was awful. My head was pounding too much for me to be able to sleep it off, and my stomach was upset so I couldn’t take any medication.

Luckily, I had taken a couple Tylenol and willow bark with some soymilk before my stomach rebelled, so I wasn’t totally without drugs. The only thing I could do was lie in bed with the windows darkened and a cold compress on my head and eyes. However, the pain was too much and I couldn’t sleep, but it was also heartily boring lying in bed in pain, so I put on an audiobook and listened to that in the dark. I went through three cold compresses before the headache died down.

Even after I got up, I still had a low-grade headache and my head felt fragile, like glass. I tried doing work and couldn’t--I was in too much pain, and I was afraid that looking at the computer screen was making my headache get worse again, so I stopped.

But I was so frustrated because I have so much work to do! I’m working on blurbs for my Love Inspired Suspense editor, which I should have had done a couple weeks ago, but some personal problems kept me from working on them sooner. I also need to be working on a manuscript due October 15th.

I am also taking an online history class, my first academic class in years. Originally, I would have had my manuscript done before the class started, but the manuscript deadline was extended because my synopsis wasn’t approved earlier, so the deadline is now October 15th, and so I have the class at the same time as the manuscript writing.

Perhaps my migraine was triggered by the stress of the past month. I had some personal problems and excessive stress about the amount of work that piled up.

I’d had such a nice, neat schedule for myself that got completely sidelined. Deadlines were changed, extra work piled up, unanticipated problems arose. Now my online class time is packed with two other projects that were supposed to be finished before the class started.

I am feeling better today, although I still have a low-grade headache. However, I am not tired and feel full of energy--my head just feels a little fragile from the pounding it took yesterday.

Please pray for me that I can get all my work done. I need God’s help to not only get it done, but also to not be frustrated by all the problems I’ve had. Thanks, guys!

Comments

Helen Bratko said…
Ugh. Headaches and migranes are a trial. Sending up a prayer.
Unknown said…
Praying you feel better soon!
Camy Tang said…
Thanks, Laura! I'm feeling a little better right now.
David Rupert said…
IT's amazing how those headaches never come when it's convenient. I read above that you are better ... now go get em!
Susan F. said…
Headaches are horrible. Migraines are overpowering. I'll pray that everything calms down for you.
Camy Tang said…
Thanks David! I was a little worried for a while that they wouldn't go away before I left on my trip, but they're fine!
Camy Tang said…
Thanks for the prayers, Susan!

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