I had been wondering when it might happen and it did: having avoided catching Covid during the 2020 pandemic, and even during the second lockdown last year, coronavirus has finally got caught up to our household. My hubby and I are very ill with it. For me the symptoms are: no taste or smell; nausea; tinnitus; fever and sore throat. Fun. I’ve been sleeping my way through these past few days, and the electronic babysitter is having to take control in our house.

Anyway, these lovely reviews came at a great time as a pick-me-up yesterday: a 5 star review for The Blue Man in the UK and a 4 star review for The Buddha’s Bone in Canada. If you’re reading this, thank you for those. I know reviews are aimed at readers, but in this case they brought me some much-needed cheer.

I am unfortunately not up for much this week other than typing out this post on my phone. I’m very behind schedule with some commitments: I won’t have the Winter Wonderland 2023 Bindweed anthology ready for pre-order on 1st December, as intended. Good health permitting, it will still be published on 21st December as planned. I am also unable to concentrate long enough to read, and hoping that I won’t fall behind on my latest book review for Bookroar, due on 12th December under my Indie reader account. I’m not fit for work or writing of any kind. Such is life, I guess.

Oh well. I expected that covid might pay me a visit at some point. No point feeling sorry for myself either. Self-pity doesn’t help anything. On that note, I’m off to make some more chicken soup. Ta ta for now.

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

2 responses »

  1. Monch Weller says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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