There’s a new thing in my life, and it’s carpal tunnel.
I don’t have any pain, which is good, but I do have numb fingers. For a writer, this is bad. I’ve been wearing a brace and doing exercises and taking anti-inflammatories, and Googling (WebMd told me I had a brain tumor). Everything I can do, I am.
And that includes cutting down my laptop time.
What this means for my podcast listeners is that starting in November, episodes will be airing bi-weekly, and I’ll be moving to a non-guest format. If you’d like to suggest topics or have questions you’d like answered about writing and publishing, feel free to email me at Mindy@MindyMcGinnis.com or tweet at me @MindyMcGinnis.
For the moment, I plan to keep this blog operating.
In the past, people have often asked me how I manage to do everything that I do. I usually tell them it comes at the expense of my personal relationships and physical and mental well-being. While a glib answer, it has begun to be an honest one, so I’m nipping it in the bud.
My personal relationships basically means that my cats don’t understand why I now only pet them with one hand.
I have many side projects that require laptop time, and I’m scaling back everything that isn’t me actually sitting down and banging out words in a manuscript. My Patreon is currently on pause (if you are a supporter, you will no longer be charged), but there are still plenty of ways you can support this blog (and me).
In the meantime, enjoy the latest podcast, featuring S Gonzales who writes Young Adult contemporary books with twisty plots and a generous dose of romance, featuring witty yet vulnerable characters. She joined me today to talk about landing her agent, Twitter contests, and balancing time difference while living in Australia and interacting with her American audience and publishing contacts. Also covered: Why publish with an initial standing in for her first name? Writing about mental illnesses responsibly and rom coms for queer people.