I hope you guys are doing well. I'm sorry I've been silent, but I blame it on getting sick. Not just once. I've been sick. Here's a quick list of how unfortunate I've been since I got back:
1-- I got a really bad sore throat only a few days after I arrived. It was Saint John's week, there were many bonfires dotting the town, and all that smoke really irritated my throat. It was so bad, I lost my voice for two weeks. It really didn't help that I had so many people to see, my mother to chat with, and many places to visit.
2 -- Then my sore throat evolved into some sort of stomach flu. I think that's what it was. I felt so nauseous all the time. My friend Camila was driving us one day, and I felt so car sick, the moment she parked I stepped out of the car and started to vomit. I vomited twice that day. Maybe it was just my coughing so hard that made me feel sick. I don't know. It was very unpleasant, and a little humiliating. It was my first (and hopefully last) time puking on the street. And I was frustrated, too. I mean, I had a sore throat, couldn't talk, and felt terribly nauseous.
3-- Now, add 'pink eye' to the list. That same week my right eye got some sort of infection. It was a bit swollen and sore. And it hurt my mood. I couldn't believe I was getting so many diseases. Fortunately, it disappeared the next day.
4-- And then, not too long ago, I got a UTI, and it was the first time ever I got something like that, and don't want to go through that EVER AGAIN. It spread to my kidneys, and that's when I saw a doctor. It was terrible. They put me on antibiotics, and the side effects included feeling nauseous, drowsy, achy, tired, and I even developed some temporary skin rash. It was a pain. I'm much better, now, but I still feel like I'm not 100% yet.
I was like. . . WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?
But I'm fine. We're fine. I survived.
From now on, hopefully, I won't get anything else. I really can't find the mood to write when I'm sick, and I need to concentrate these next few weeks, because I'm working on a new novel.
Yes. That's right. The Muse has spoken again. I can't tell you a lot, but it's going to be YA Fantasy with Brazilian folklore elements. Stay tuned!
Speaking of books, I decided to self-publish DAPHNE'S BOOK. I know the writing isn't very good, but I am so thankful that I met Daphne, so happy that I had the opportunity to write her story. I decided it is time to just let others read this story, and move on with other books. I hope you like it.
You will find the book on Leebre.org: http://leebre.org/book/daphnes-book/
Happy writing, guys. And I hope you don't get sick.