The good news is that Liz Maverick has shared the cover art for Irreversible at Rebels of Romance. Irreversible is set in the same world as Wired (I think), and is due to be released October 2008. It’s already available for pre-order at Amazon. I love pretty colours, so I’ll be staring at this cover again! I believe the artist is Judy York, who also did the cover of Marianne Mancusi‘s Razor Girl (which is due out September 2008, and is available for pre-order at Amazon). Love it 🙂
The bad news is that things are really dire in my life now, and have been building up for quite some months, and involves stuff that I haven’t mentioned on my blog – public, friends only, filtered or otherwise. I’m in a very dark place that I see no end of in the near-future. This is probably a sign that I need to up my Zoloft dosage, and I promise you I will seek medical advice from my GP. No chance of suicide attempts or self-harming at this stage – people self-harm to feel pain, and I’m feeling enough pain as it is.
Anyway, I’m telling you this to explain my odd behaviour for the past year. And it’s also an explanation of why I’m going to stop blogging for a while. My purpose in life is to bring you smiles and laughter, and if I can’t do that then I have no reason to be around. I still plan to keep an eye on your happenings, but I won’t be commenting as much (because I have nothing worthy to contribute).
I don’t know how long this will last, and I don’t know how to improve my situation, so it could be some time.
Many thanks to all of you who’ve read my posts, commented and lent support in one way or another. Thanks especially to those on my LJ Friends List. And thank you even more to the authors who’ve guest-blogged, allowed me to interview them, and have sent me books and promo stuff. This really does mean so much to me, but as I’m not a good communicator, I can’t find the necessary words.
And most of all, thank you to the people who made me feel worthy of living and associating with you wonderful people. Thank you for making me feel that my opinion matters, and I do contribute goodness to the world. Thank you for being friends. Thanks for the hugs, words of support, commiserations, sympathy and – most of all – understanding. I’m a terrible communicator in that I can’t find the words to say what I really mean, but somehow you still manage to get my message. It’s so hard for me to be understood in this world, so you mean a lot to me.
This is not the end of Tez, I hope. You can always, always email me at anytime. If you prefer LiveJournal, MySpace, BlogSpot, WordPress, Facebook – you can contact me that way, too. Even Shelfari, Last.fm, Bebo and Flickr – I’ll be here whenever you need me. Not that I can do you any good, but I can try.
Thanks for giving this little Australian some hope. Thanks for supporting my endeavours to improve the Australian book industry, and books in general around the world. I’m still honoured to read your books, review them, interview you and have you guest blog at anytime. Just let me know.
Even though I can’t bring you smiles and laughter, please know that when I tell you to have a lovely day, I seriously would like you to be happy – and be happy enough for the both of us.
Thanks for everything, and have a lovely day! 🙂
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