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I am a children's writer from the Virgin Islands. Growing up there was like living inside a history book; an imagination stimulator. Consequently I've been writing for just about forever. I am a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a member of SCBWI.

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I post on Monday and Thursday with an occasional random blog thrown in for good measure. I do my best to answer all comments via email and visit around on the days I post.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Reflecting Survivor Continues Break


I'm supposed to reflect on the A to Z Challenge, and tell you all something about the experience.

This was a fun challenge for me and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do much better... I had my theme figured out at the end of last year's so I never felt rushed. Plus, I started working on my posts by the end of February, scheduling two to four every week-end.

But a lot has happened between the end of April and the first week of May. On Thursday, the 2nd, I became violently ill and had to go to the hospital. Four days later I was released. Without going into details, I'm getting better,  but I'm weak and tired and don't seem to have any desire to hang out on the blogs.

So... I'm going to take the rest of May off. I need time to rejuvenate, to heal.

Thanks to EVERYONE who visited my blog during the challenge. I appreciate it more than you can know.


Many thanks to Barbara over at March House Books for giving me the Sunshine Award. As you might imagine, it came at the right time.



20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bish, sorry you were in the hospital! Just take it easy and get better.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Goodness, you were in the hospital? I bet you're glad to be home. Just rest this month.

Susan Kane said...

Heavens, Bish! Definitely time off! Get well!

Lisa said...

Heal! Rest! Rejuvenate! (I sound really bossy...sorry.) I hope you're feeling better. I'm glad to have found your blog! :)

Liza said...

Hope you feel better. Perhaps a good way to do so is to review all your lovely pictures from you A-Z posts.

Barbara Watson said...

Oh man. Heal and rest. My warmest thoughts are with you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bish .. gosh I'm sorry to read this - I do hope your recovery moves ahead as slowly and as fast as it should .. ie slow but sure.

Look after yourself and we'll see you in June ... big hugs - and I loved your tours around the Virgin Islands .. they were fabulous shots and snippets of information ... Hilary

Peni R. Griffin said...

Feel better, Bish! And you know that day when you suddenly do feel better and you decide you want to tackle all the stuff that you let slide while you were sick?

Don't let it fool you. Pick one thing and tackle it, and stop the moment you get tired. Or you'll be out for another week.

farawayeyes said...

Really sorry to hear this. Take care and get better soon!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Oh, Bish, I am so sad to read this. Rest, recuperate, and take all the time you need to heal. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

DL Hammons said...

Oh dear...I'm so sorry that happened to you? I hope everything is getting better now!

DMS said...

Sorry to hear that you were so ill. Glad to hear that you are getting better. Relax and take time for yourself. :)

By the way- awesome job on the challenge. Impressive how organized you were.
~Jess

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh Bish! I am o sorry to hear you we're sick! I hope you are taking care of yourself and getting some rest. Giving yourself a break is the right thing to do. Hugs and feel better!

Angela

Barbara said...

Dear Bish, I'm so sorry to hear about your illness, take it easy and get well soon. I'm glad the sunshine award arrived at just the right time. Barbara x

Marcia said...

Oh, Bish, I'm so sorry. Get well! Prayers and best wishes.

Melissa Sugar said...

O, god, I am so sorry. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better, now. Take your time recovering. The blogging world will always be here. Take care of yourself.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Bish,
Glad to hear you're better. Enjoy your down time and make sure you rest.

Carol Kilgore said...

OMG! I'm glad you're OK. I took a break from May 1 thru 13, and I'm having a tough time getting back into the swing. So I'm still on half a break. I hope to be back on on a new schedule that gives me much more writing time after Memorial Day. Take good care of yourself.

Christina Farley said...

I'm so glad you are okay! Breaks are always good to take. Thinking of you.

Misha Gericke said...

Hope you're feeling better!