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A scare, and book news

July 14th, 2016 at 11:18 am

For two months this spring I had a weird pain in my armpit that was always present and didn't seem to have a logical cause. All signs pointed to breast cancer (I'm 41, no meds, no health problems so far in life) and I finally made it through the battery of blood tests, exams, and mammograms, and well, there's nothing there. No cancer. Yay. But still no idea what could have caused that weird pain, which also seems to have disappeared.

So this is all good. I'm a don't freak out until there's something to freak out about kind of person. I didn't tell my mom, sister or friends about this, because I didn't want them to worry until there was something to worry about. Good thing. DH was scared and freaking out the entire time. He seems to have calmed down now.

In other news, a wife of a former coworker is a NYTimes best selling middle grade author, and she has offered to review the query letter and synopsis I will be sending to agents soon, in my effort to get my first YA novel traditionally published.

Fingers crossed I'm on the right track. I've been working on all the required 'sales' pieces for the novel since June. a query letter, 1 and 3 page synopsis, author bio, etc. It's a lot of work! I had no idea. Hopefully I'm on the right track, and my author friend will be able to help me polish it all up.

I'm also outlining a book to write during NaNoWriMo. It'll be my first one. if any of you are doing it I'd love to make our own support group!

I also had a surprise 4 day freelance gig last week, which will mean $1450 to the Ira for this year. What a nice big boost! It's interesting work, and it pays well. That's the kind of gig I want.

3 Responses to “A scare, and book news”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you are healthy! Wishing you well with the novel. Smile

  2. Buendia Says:

    I am glad, too! For some reason I want to say maybe muscle pain - sometimes I get weird pains in weird places from how I sit when I'm at my computer. I have a little stool at work that is much better than a chair. At home it's a chair and I slump massively. Oh- the other one I had once was a weird pain that turned out to be an underwire bra. I don't wear underwire anymore!

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    Huh. I will think about/ change bras and chairs and see if that makes a difference!

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