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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Popping in for a quick hello!

Man am I ever tired! Seems as if I spend my life trying to catch up...yesterday I noticed something that looked like two pigs fighting in a sack and realized I was seeing the back of myself! Talk about being far behind...

Seriously I dont know if/when my life will resume normalcy.

Scratch that I have an idea of when--IF it happens. As most everyone knows, I spend a majority of my life living with my grandmother being her primary care provider. She's suffered massive personality shifts, forgetfulness and some signs of demensia. (I'm so tired I don't even think I spelled that correctly!) We've had her in and out of doctor offices trying to pin down the problem.

Thursday we took her to a neurologist and for the first time since January we have an answer! She was on several combinations of medications and the doctor told us that two of the medications cancelled each other out and caused her brain to malfunction! He advised us to wean her off the one and keep her on the other. BUT while she is being weaned off the medicaitons she is still going to need care 24/7.

The good news is this is only for another 4 or 5 weeks! By the time I leave for my vacation at the end of July, she should be back to normal.


Now if I can just hang on for the next few weeks, I will be able to get back to my real life! I'm so happy she's getting better, honest and truly thankful she is improving--unfortunately she doesnt remember the doctor telling her she needs full time care so she's becoming tempermental and irritating. God give us strength!

I can't WAIT to get my life back! I'll be abole to focus entirely on my writing, my edits, submissions and etc...

I also want to thank everyone who has sent me emails offering encouraging words, and prayers on my families behalf. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Donica Covey fans ROCK! The best thing is--it's not just my readers who have poured out their support. The entire romance community--in as many as know me anyway--have all been so wonderfully suppoprtive and generous. I don't know how I'd have survived without my wonderful friends who have listened to me vent, encouraged me when I was ready to give up, scream or loose my own marbles.

You're ALL wonderful and I'm so grateful to each of you!

Now that the mushy stuff is out of the way, (hehehe) I'm excited to announce that I received edits on my next release, Hunting Mickey! This title(from Champagne Books), due to release in October, is the final installment of my Gateway Guardians series. Edits are taking me longer than usual due to the fact I can't focus on the work 100% of my day but at least they're getting done!

My most recent release, Cry Wolf (from Samhain Publishing) spent the first two weeks of its release on the Top Ten list at My Bookstore and More! Talk about boosting my days! Each day that I was finally able to pop on and check my emails I found a message alerting me to it's sales status. Beleive me there were days when I was so deeply discouraged I didnt know if I'd ever be able to smile again--then I'd find this message alert and the sun came out from behind the clouds! Thanks to EVERYONE who picked up a copy! As soon as I get my life back to normal I'm planning on a couple of contests to celebrate both Cry Wolf and Hunting Mickey. I hope you'll stick around and check in at for information!

I've got to run. I'm home for exactly 48 hours and I have a great deal of housework and things to catch up on. I'll see y'all again soon!

Huggles and have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Donica Covey


Angela Kay Austin said...

Donica, I can't believe you had time to post. Family in poor health can be overwhelming, but it sounds like you and your family are doing all you can.

Good luck with everything, and I hope your Grandmother's health continues to improve.

Tina Donahue said...

I hope your grandmother gets better quickly, Donica, and that all your future troubles are small ones.

Paris said...

I'm so glad that you finally got a proper diagnosis and everything will be calming down soon. Hope your situation continues to improve.

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