No Updates For a Bit

Hey, just checking in with an update on my status. I got really sick this week — even sicker than when I had Covid. I ended up with a version of a strep throat that doesn’t show up on rapid tests, so they missed it at first. By the time I had a diagnosis, the infection had caused literally the worst fever of my life. I spiked to 103.9 and it wouldn’t come down for a while. I was literally miserable from Tuesday night until maybe two hours ago (Saturday around 6 PM). The worst of the fever broke yesterday, but the throat pain has been literally unbearable.

I’m completely behind on literally every piece of my life. Thanks to the plumbing back up last week and getting sick, it’s been three weeks since I did laundry, I’m completely backed up on house chores, on work–it’s a huge mess, and I’m hoping I can start to pick at it this week. I’m on a four day break (so I still have off Monday) so that’ll help as long as I feel okay tomorrow and get some sleep tonight (which I haven’t managed more than an hour or so at a time in four days).

I honestly need to get all of that sorted and get things back under control before I can think about writing. The first two months of 2023 have not gotten off to a great start – I’ve spent a lot of time sick, which is really frustrating.

So I’m on a teeny hiatus from things for a bit. Definitely the rest of February.

While you’re waiting for me to come back, don’t forget the huge backlog of novels! I’m gonna link a few of my favorites in case you want reread or check them out for the first time.

  1. The Best Thing – Choosing this one first because I finished it six years ago this month, and it’s my favorite Sonny story.
    1. Set in Winter 2004. Sam died giving birth to her daughter and left custody to Jason, whom everyone believes is the father. He and Elizabeth reconnect over the next year as he struggles to keep his promise to Sam while balancing his loyalties to Sonny and Carly. Even as they fall in love, a dangerous power struggle is building that threatens every one in its path.
  2. Bittersweet – Has some of my favorite Liason scenes I’ve written 🙂
    1. Set in April 2002. After walking out on a disastrous wedding and unhappy relationship, Elizabeth Webber promised herself a fresh start. She moved into Bobbie’s Brownstone with Gia Campbell as an unlikely ally, and befriended AJ Quartermaine’s new wife and Sonny Corinthos’ long-lost sister, Courtney Matthews. When Carly Corinthos goes missing after a car accident at Vista Point, Jason Morgan is forced to return to Port Charles, testing Elizabeth’s resolve to put all her bad decisions behind her. AJ begins to plan for a custody battle for Michael Benson which pits brother against brother, and putting Elizabeth right in the middle.
  3. Mad World – an obvious choice. the most ambitious thing I’ve ever written
    1. Set in Summer 2003. One night in June, Ric kidnaps Carly and locks her in a panic room, drugging Elizabeth to cover his tracks. Before long, Port Charles is embroiled in scandal, corruption, and trauma that hits home for everyone. It will be a long time before anyone forgets Ric Lansing’s reign of terror or the evil simmering beneath the surface of the city. An ensemble series that basically rewrites the entire show from from 2003-04 with nearly every character showing up at some point or another.


  • Personal work comes first. Take your time.

    According to Shelly Samuel on February 18, 2023
  • I hope you feel better soon

    According to Becca on February 18, 2023
  • I hope you feel better. Things have a way of working out. Take your time and don’t stress out.

    According to Carla P on February 18, 2023
  • You can’t seem to catch a break but you need to take care of you. You couldn’t even enjoy this four day weekend. I hope that you get better soon and that you can have a good night’s sleep. Do what you have to do which is to take care of yourself.

    According to arcoiris0502 on February 18, 2023
  • We can wait. Might not like it but can re-read your oldies but goodies. Love your work

    According to leasmom on February 19, 2023
  • Taking care of yourself is more important than anything else. I pray that you are well soon and able to get back into the swing of things. Take care. I love your work and you should be proud of all that you have accomplished.

    According to Carolyn Grandchamp on February 19, 2023
  • Get well soon!!

    According to Tammy on February 19, 2023
  • Feel better and take care of yourself honey.

    According to Sandra on February 19, 2023
  • Take care of yourself. That is what is the most critical part of this journey. YOU. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. We have so many beautiful stories to reread. ❤️

    According to Molly Beacom on February 19, 2023