blogging: an update

On June 8th, I had a mini stroke (a transient ischemic attack). Since then, I’ve had two more while at hospitals. Now that I know the signs, it’s possible/likely I had a couple before the one on the 8th. We think it’s under control now, but there are some cumulative consequences.

The most significant is, I temporarily can’t read fluidly. I have to drag my fingers under the letters and sound them out.

(And no, I don’t know why I can type out these thoughts, but can’t read them back without migraines and brain itchiness. Honestly, writing is pretty painful, too, but a lot of that has to do with the constant search for words and punctuation.)

I have decided to dip my toe back into working with words by writing a paragraph or two, in a newsletter format. I’ll be sending it out fairly regularly– every Monday and Friday for the next month. I know that’s a lot, and there will definitely be errors and no theme, so I don’t expect you to subscribe there– but I wanted to welcome anyone who might be interested.

I’m choosing a newsletter over my beloved WordPress format because I’m too tempted to go back and read what I post, or read comments. The newsletter makes it easier to send it into the abyss and not worry about anything except that it is written.

First one goes out tomorrow.

Wish me luck.