The Midnight Post

Technically, it’s midnight where I am.  So, I’m typing up my post because I’ve been slacking lately.

Theoretically, I’m about to be housebound for a few days.  I live north of I-70 in Missouri and they are expecting ice, snow and relatively crappy weather for a couple of days.  I can drive in the slushy-slick muck, but I prefer not to because not everyone else can.  I learned this the hard way a while back.  The car coming towards me decided that slamming on his brakes was a good idea and slide into the front of my SUV.  Fortunately for me, he was in a small car.  Unfortunately for him, I was in a good sized SUV.  My SUV mostly suffered from paint transfer on the bumper.  His car had to be towed.  

With my anxiety disorder, this creates a strange fracture within me.  I know I can drive in ice and snow, regardless of my car.  I also know that there are times when you just can’t save it, regardless of what you do (this happened to me when I was 16).  But if I’m not on the road, the chances of my screwing up and being unable to save it are nil.  The chances that some other driver will screw up and hit me are just as low.  I prefer it that way.  It isn’t convenient.  It would be one of those things where despite the medications, the anxiety is going to win out.  I’ll keep my butt at home and type until my fingers fall off or something.

Speaking of anxiety, I’ve been finding it more and more problematic in recent weeks.  I have no doubt it has something to do with Christmas, winter, my attempts to schedule book tours and promos, lack of sleep and my strange desire for a Wendy’s bacon mushroom burger…

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  1. I totally feel the same way about the roads in the winter, I try to stay off of them if at all possible. I also get the whole anxiety thing too, mine has been slowly ramping itself up over the past week or so. I guess that the best thing is to try and hold on as tight as we can and wait for it to pass.

    I just finished Mercurial Dreams and it was amazing as usual! I cant wait for the next book. I am so glad that I ran across your books on Amazon, I literally cannot put them down once I pick one up. Thanks!


  2. Goodness! Definitely don’t add to that stress load! Maybe focus on getting some good sleep in, and have someone bring you that burger!!



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