Friday, November 9, 2012

What's Been Going On With Me?

So, there's this....


     Well, so much has been going on with me lately. 
     I knew I was going to be buying a house, working on said house, and then moving into said house. I knew I was going to have Movie stuff to deal with. I knew I was going to quickly finish Revolution and then begin on Independence and be able to be super-woman. Be mom and take care of my kids, be a wife, be a writer and move into my new house and finish Independence. 
    What I didn't count on was breaking my neck in two places.
    So my whole left arm, hand, neck and face were numb, tingling and painful for weeks. I wasn't able to write, drive, do laundry or do anything. I've been a lump basically, as the doctors told me I had to do bed rest because my spinal cord was pinched. 
   Now finally, after 2 months of this, I've started the spinal steroid shots and have all the feeling back in my body except my left hand which is still numb. But I'm able to write again. We still haven't moved because of all my doctors visits and everything going on. 
     I'm working my butt off to try to catch up and get Independence out by the release date. Unfortunately, I still have more spinal shots I have to get and doctors visits and a book signing which requires me to travel for a few days that will be taking up my time. 
    I'm not saying the book won't be done on its release date, but I'm just giving you a head's up just in case. I've never missed a deadline, in fact, every single release I've had has been early, but I don't want to rush and just get it all done as soon as possible just so I'm not late. I want to make the last book what I always imagined, and take my time to make sure every little thing is done and just perfect to end the series. But I'm still going to work hard to try to have it done on time.
    I have some awesome author friends who have been amazing and encouraging through all this, and I wasn't going to air out my problems to you all, but with the deadline looming for Independence, I decided I better let you know just in case I didn't finish.
    I feel a lot better than what I did, but right now I'm just taking it one day at a time. Being a stay at home mom and having to rest and be useless, not able to do anything really in my own house, is making me a little crazy :) But I'm managing. 
    I'll keep you updated the closer the date comes and I'm hoping I'll be able to say, "I'm Done!" before the deadline. 


    I'm sorry :( but I promise I'm working hard on it!
You guys are amazing and I can't wait to have this book to you. The last thing I want to do is let you down. 


Best wishes and happy endings,


38 comments:

  1. lots of hugs and prayers coming your way.

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    1. Hope you feel better!!!!!;)

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  2. Nawww <3
    feel better!!
    We love you, Shelly!! XX

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  3. WOW that is intense! Praying you heal quickly!

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  4. Don't push yourself too hard, Shelly! No one will be upset if you can't finish the book by the deadline. I'd much rather you rest and get better! Your fans will love you no matter what :D

    Praying for a quick recovery!

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  5. Please feel better Shelly! Health is way more important than a deadline, and if it takes a bit more to make the mark, so be it. <3

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  6. First and foremost, take care of yourself and your family before worrying about dates. We will love the book whenever it comes out :). Will keep you in prayer.

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  7. I hope you feel better!!! Don't worry about the dead line> The book will still be amazing whenever it comes out! :) I really really hope you feel better soon!!! :) :) :)

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  8. Big hugs and get well wishes

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  9. Hope you feel better. I call you a very brave woman to be dealing with a back issue and taking care of a family. Get better!!!! :-)

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  10. You are in my thoughts and prayers! We know the last book will be awesome, and we want you to get better!

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  11. Praying for you Shelly! Get better soon and don't worry about the deadline. The book will be amazing no matter when it comes out! Feel better!

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  12. Get well soon Shelly! Like someone said before me, health is so much more important than a deadline! Take care x

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  13. So glad you're feeling better! Best wishes to you!

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  14. I'm so glad you are feeling better and sad to hear that you have been going through so much. Don't worry about us (fans) we appreciate everything you've done for all of us and the updates on the movie can keep us entertained. At least that is how I feel anyway. Please take all the time you need getting better and I know you'll make Independence the best! Love and Hugs sent your way!

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  15. Oh boy when it rains it pours don't worry we know house,home,family, kids and self all come before being an author hope you feel better soon take care..we can wait..

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  16. Your health and your family come first...take care of those things. We can wait for independence. Only do what you can. Lots of prayers for you complete recovery and strength to you and your family during this difficult time. <3

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  17. Hoping and praying everything gets back to normal for you very soon. Please do not stress one moment about a deadline. You health, your family and your home come way before work and deadlines.

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  18. Well I rather have a person well and recouped than stressing over a deadline. I am excited for the last book but rather have a healed person to accomplish much more. You are in my prayers .

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  19. As much as all of us really really want Independence, we can wait, you must put yourself, heath and family first! :) Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery. Please know that all ur fans are thinking about u! --Ali jaterry1031@hotmail.com

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  20. As anxious and excited as I really am for Independence, your health is much more important.Take care of yourself and get well soon! Lots of prayers heading your way!

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  21. Wow! I'll be praying for! Your health is sooo much more important than a book release. Hope you feel better!

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  22. Whoa, I had no idea. I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, hope you get better soon. As others have stated, as much as we want Independence...we want you to get well soon first. :) Your true fans will not be upset with you if it's late. We care about you much more. :) Get well soon. Much love and many good thoughts going your way.

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  23. Praying for a speedy and healthy recovery! If we get bored there's always the Collide and Devour series to read. Focus on getting well don't worry about us. We're not going anywhere! #loyalfans

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  24. Don't worry about us, we will be excited no matter when the book is released you just feel better. :)

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  25. I am so sorry that you have had to go through all that pain. Don't worry about anything (and I really mean anything), but getting totally better!! Everything else can wait! (Even your readers.) Being healthy is the priority.

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  26. You poor thing! Thank goodness you have such a supportive family. Please don't rush back to work too soon. Your health is vital, especially with kids. I'm sure your faithful readers will be patient (or at least fake it, ha. ha.) Good luck and a speedy, complete recovery.

    Becci
    Becci@infoms.com

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  27. I really hope that you feel better soon, your health is more important than a deadline. Just take care of yourself and write when you can.We all love you, and take care.

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  28. i hope you get better soon! i think all of us understand if you dont get the book done before the deadline! your an awesome writer and thank you for putting all of the hard work you do into your writings! you rock my socks!

    becca

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  29. Feel better soon Shelly!! Much love!!

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  30. Don't worry for one second, you are loved by your true fans and we will wait. You and your family are more important than a deadline. I know you will keep Maggie and Caleb safely with you until you are healthy and then I know Independance will be AMAZING;);)

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  31. sooo not worried about a deadline. I would prefer you take the time you need to feel better and give the series the send off you always envisioned. If this means I wait till next year, I am absolutely and completely fine with it. Your personal life should always be first, and we will wait patiently until such time you can properly focus on other goings on :)
    p.s. super duper happy about the movie!!!!

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  32. Get well soon miss Shelly!!! Don't push yourself too hard. :) Goodluck with EVERYTHING/ :D

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  33. Oh gosh >_< Poor thing!!!! You definitely need to rest up and heal - try not to be too stressed out! We all understand and would definitely rather have you all healed up so you can continue to write all of the fabulous stories we love :)

    ~Kayla

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  34. Sorry to hear about your incident. Hope all is well with you and yours. <3 Take care dear! :)

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  35. With everything on your plate definitely getting better and coming to a normal routine is priority number one. As always things that are meant to be done will be completed but not at the cost of quality. I will always be in high anticipation for your books no matter what the time frame. :) Get Well Soon!

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  36. Please please focus on you and yours and don't worry about deadlines. I am so looking forward to the book and I will still be looking forward to it if I have to wait a little longer :) Get well soon and hopefully you will get to enjoy your new house soon too!

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