Flash Fiction Not Back Yet

Just dropping a note to let you guys know what’s up.  Even though I was hoping that I would only be feeling that bad one day, it turns out it’s lingering. I’ve been really trying to get Mad World done every day  (and I have — I don’t know how good any of it was, but at least it’s there for revisions). I wasn’t able to get a doctor’s appointment for almost two weeks (I’m going August 4) so I couldn’t even get a prescription to feel better.

This morning (Friday), I am feeling a bit more myself but now find myself stressed by everything that’s not done. I’m not referring to Flash Fiction, but really just real life stuff. I was already kind of procrastinating on househoold chores because I was rushing towards deadline on Mad World, but this week I almost missed my online classes — one of which I’m paying for. There was no way I was going to concentrate on a biology class, so it’s not like ditching Mad World would have helped.

Anyway, long story short — being behind and stressed about things has just made me decide to take a few days, concentrate on things that have to be done (dishes, basic chores, Mad World, biology) before trying to get back into my old routine.

I’ll be back with Flash Fiction on Monday and a new schedule for it. I still want to finish An Everlasting Love, so I might do that all at once so it can be off my plate, then I’ll get back into a routine for them.

For anyone worried, what’s wrong isn’t serious — at least not that I know of, lol. It’s just not resolving itself, and NJ is far enough along in the pandemic response that I feel comfortable going to a doctor. It just honestly drains all of my energy. I’m tired right down to my bone and the simplest things have been a struggle. It’s frustrating because I’ve been working really hard to eat well, get a lot of sleep and take care of myself, but that’s 2020 for you.

I’ll see you guys on Monday with Flash Fiction.


  • Melissa, stop worrying about us and concentrate on you. Believe me we will still be here. Keep yourself safe.

    According to Jo-Ann Rae on July 24, 2020
  • I appreciate that — it’s not that I’m worried you guys will get mad and abandon me, but I also didn’t want you to worry about *me* disappearing. So just really, checking in, and keeping you all in the loop.

    According to Melissa on July 24, 2020
  • We appreciate the updates. I hope you feel better soon. I’m sure part of it is all the stress of the coming school year and what that means for everybody in their personal lives. I feel sick just watching it and I’m not a teacher or a parent of school age kids. Financially, physically, mentally… The pressure is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Hang in there! Praying for you.

    According to jill on July 24, 2020
  • I always love your updates stories and blogs. I hope you get to see the doctor sooner if they have a cancellation and get to feel better soon. Take care.

    According to nanci on July 24, 2020
  • Oh honey, just take care of yourself. Stress can make an likeness worse. Take your time and never worry. As someone with a chronic illness, you never know day to day. Feel better, hugs.

    According to Sandra on July 24, 2020
  • Oh honey, please take care of yourself. Stress can make any illness worse. Rest and relax. Hugs

    According to Sandra on July 24, 2020