Please, everyone who had been following my blog until I stopped posting, accept my apology for being absent so long.

I was in a lot of pain for nearly two months and it was very difficult for me to concentrate. However, the pain actually receded about three weeks ago. I tried to log in to WordPress several times but I had forgotten my password. I tried to reset it several times too, but I never received the email from Worpress and could find no way to contact someone directly.

Thing is, I had the password saved in a Works document on another computer (nominally mine, but actually my son’s–it’s a long story). My son one day, while I was still in pain, decided to disconnect the thing and put everything away! So I really must apologize for not making the effort to set it back up to get my password in a more timely fashion.

Anyway, I’m back, for now. I have already started work on a relevant post and should have it ready either today or tomorrow.


All the Help I Need, Part 3

Towson Teachers

English: A view of the stands at Johnny Unitas...

English: A view of the stands at Johnny Unitas Stadium, home of the Towson University Tigers football and lacrosse teams. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I apologize to all my former professors at Towson University for not doing more with this. I just want to say I am grateful to you; you taught me a lot (as did some few of the students). Some tried to work with me when I was unable to go to class, when I couldn’t provide more than a few ER discharge papers, sometimes less.  And one, Professor Michelle Chester, who said, “For what it’s worth, you’re a wonderful writer.” All of you helped me to remember why I started writing in the first place.

So, despite all the hell I went through the past couple of years, I know there were three places where I could get help for something, at least. And it was for something that has always been a part of me, something that in many ways helped to define me. SFF Chronicles Network, Absolute Write Water Cooler, and Towson University. They were, really, all the help I needed.

For anyone who has the means to get an education at a good school, I highly recommend it. For those who don’t, you can still write, and if you have friends, writers or not, to read your work and comment, you have a better chance to improve your craft. That chance rises even more at forums like Chronicles and AW. Now I would also add by blogging. I wouldn’t let these resources go to waste.