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Exhausted--How a Day Job and Freelancing can be a Toxic Mix

Yesterday I took what is politely called a "mental health day." I stayed home from work. I did not edit any of the four large projects I have on the burner. I did not do chores. What did I do? I watched Supernatural. Specifically episodes from Season 8. Yes, I know I'm very behind.

So why did I spend a whole day wasting time? Because for the past three weeks, I have been rising at 5 AM every single week day and at 7 AM on weekends to ensure I can do my freelance editing, which has been ramping up lately. My day job has also become more trying because I have been voluntold to take on light project management duties, a job that requires meetings... so many meetings. In addition, there is keeping the house in order, the yard in order, spending time with the husband, spending time with the dog, and sometimes, time permitting, socializing with one of my four friends.




Oh yeah... and I'm trying to finish my second novel. Folks, I am SO CLOSE. I literally have two scenes to…

Review of All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All is Not Forgotten is written exclusively from the hard, cold point of view of Alan, the psychiatrist treating Jenny Kramer, a young victim of a vicious rape. After her attack, Jenny's mother overrules the better judgment of her father and opts for an experimental treatment—one that will leave Jenny with no memory of her attack. There was no DNA or physical evidence, no witness, and Jenny said the attacker was an unknown man who was wearing a mask. Why then, her mother wondered, should Jenny be forced to live with those terrible memories?

Even without the memories, Jenny suffers in the aftermath of the attack, and the family goes to see Alan to help Jenny. But he becomes the deepest confidante to the family, and we learn all about these flawed people and how guilt—both earned and unearned—poison their relationships.

Wendy Walker weaves this tale and leaves the reader gasping for breath sometimes. It all feels real, s…