The highs make you giddy, but the lows’ll bury you
I’m Michelle Moore, half of the writing team responsible for the Ylendrian Empire scifi series, and Delilah has been kind enough to let me invade her blog with a guest post today.
The past few weeks have been interesting, to say the least. Right before Halloween, my other (and most would say better) half, Reesa Herberth, was hospitalized with pulmonary embolisms. Actually, do you use the plural term embolisms if there are multiple blood clots in both lungs or is it always just a pulmonary embolism singular? Funny, never thought to ask the doctor about correct terminology. Anyway, can I say how terrifying it is to hear that someone you love was within a day of dying if she hadn’t gone to the ER? Pretty damn scary. You know, just in case you were wondering.
The day Reesa got out of the hospital we got the news that we’d sold our newest novel to Riptide Publishing. We sweated blood and tears over Peripheral People, mainly because it was a real stretch for us, a mystery with a psychic serial killer (in SPACE!). Never having written a mystery before, we had a trial-by-fire learning experience, and while we both had the utmost faith in the story, we were still worried about finding it the right home. So talk about euphoria when Rachel Haimowitz at Riptide contacted us.
I don’t think I’m mentally equipped for extreme ups and downs. I have a tic in my left eye, I’ve chewed my cuticles to the quick, and if I were given the opportunity to get in bed with Delilah, I’m afraid it would only be so I could pull the covers up over my head and hide!