I’m alive! I swear!

Wow guys, it’s been awhile—which was not my intention, but you know how life goes. So, here’s an update for you:

I have been ridiculously busy with family stuff, illness, and trying to figure out what this year was going to have in store for Author Unpublished. The last few weeks of 2015 were a scramble trying to finish up book reviews, deal with the holidays, and a million other things that seemed to crop up after October. I didn’t get everything I wanted to do last year done, unfortunately, and then at the beginning of the new year, a severe asthma attack brought on by my notoriously severe allergies landed me in the ER. It was a scary few weeks, but after a lot of meds, and the subsequent fallout of that hospital visit (I’m still dealing with a cough I can’t seem to shake from something my family picked up in the ER)… well you can see how time got away from me.

So here’s the deal. I’m going to take it a little easier this year. I’ll be continuing with Book Review, Free Fiction Fridays, and lots of little posts in between, but I am going to cut down to one review a week so that I can spend some time this year working on my writing—not just catching up my reviews. I haven’t figured out my exact schedule yet, but I do have some reviews already ready and lined up to be posted.

Currently I’m sorting through e-mails (wow there are a lot.. like 700+ a lot), and then I’m going to be sitting down to figure out a schedule and start getting things lined up for the weeks ahead. I just wanted to check in with everyone and let you know that I’m not dead, and I haven’t forgotten about  my blog.. life’s just a mess some times.

I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and I’ll be checking in with you guys soon!

2016 & The Winter Holidays

Oh man, it has been one hell of a long holiday season. You may have noticed that the posts have been winding down over the last few weeks—though the reviews have been on time (at least up until now) the Weekend Wrap-Ups and Free Fiction Fridays have dwindled—I promise they’ll be back. It’s just been a bit busy here lately. Unfortunately over the last week or so, I became terribly ill—having severe breathing problems until just a few days ago when I ended up stuck in an ER for 5 hours. To cut a long story short, my terrible allergies you’ve heard about time and time again spurred on a severe asthma attack, and for a terrifying few hours, I was struggling for air. I’d previously never had a severe asthma attack, so as you can imagine, I was terrified.

It’s all good now—I have meds that are keeping me breathing, though I still get winded wandering from room to room at the moment. To make matters worse my daughter picked up some kind of stomach bug while we were in the ER, and has been puking all over my house for the last 12 hours. As you can imagine, chaos has descended. So, I’m calling myself in a vacation. I’m still here, I’ll still post, but it won’t be on a regular schedule until the medical issues in my household wind down. I apologize for the delay on regular reviews and other posts, but I assure you, it is temporary. When things wind down a little more I’ll be ready to continue on as usual, bringing you brutally honest reviews with a side of some wonderful indie freebies. Keep your eyes peeled for further posts!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful, hopefully healthier holiday season, and I hope you are enjoying the start of the new year!