I’m back!

After my stroke in late 2016 I frankly lost interest in my long-time love of writing. I had just published two books, a memoir and a novella which were available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and I was devastated when the first glowing reviews were deleted by Amazon. I never took a step to promote the books or improve keywords or even look at stats. I was in the depression I read is common after a stroke.

Let me make clear that though both my strokes (the first  in 2012) were not incapacitating, (thankfulness), both entailed hospital stays, multiple tests, a weakened right hand and leg, difficulty with speech and word recall, and most of all the keen recognition that the BIG ONE, statistics suggest, is coming.

Enough of the excuses. I’m now taking an online class on formatting and publishing e-books and working on a long neglected novel about a Navajo girl struggling to adjust to both her and Anglo culture.

More soon on the process and progress.

5 thoughts on “I’m back!

  1. Dear Joan,
    (FromLyn, England UK)

    Pleased to hear you have returned to writing. Congratulations.

    Now you have the dreadful wildfires.
    I’m worried about you, your Husband, all your Loved ones, all lovely People and Animals’.
    Stay safe and well.
    May the rain forecasted next week be sufficient to douse these fires.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Sending Much Love and Purrs


    1. Lyn. Thank you for your concern. The devastation in our area has been terrible, but we have been safe expect for very smoky air. We are considering moving to the coastal area to escape the fire danger because we may be in danger of fire in the future. Global climate change threatens us all.
      Tanks for your concern.
      Keep in touch.


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