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January 02, 2019

2018 (and 2017) Link Round Up



UPDATE: In my December post, you might've seen a note I added about going to the ER. I went after experiencing severe pain in my abdomen that lasted a full 24-hours and didn't respond to pain meds. I found out that I have a 7cm mass (about three inches) on my right ovary. I've seen a specialist at a cancer institute. No one can say exactly what it is, but because of my age, the specialist doesn't believe it's cancer. (Side note: my paternal grandma died of ovarian cancer.) I have an appointment at the end of the month, but I'm going to call today to see if I can get in sooner due to uncomfortable, new symptoms. I'll update you all next month. Thanks for your well wishes!

UPDATE: After talking to the nurse, she bumped up my ultrasound to this Friday with a follow up on Tuesday to discuss the results and next steps.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I didn't do a "Best of Write with Fey 2018" post (which I usually do in December) because I didn’t post as much last year. I didn't even do one in 2017! But then I thought that someone might’ve missed a post that he/she could use right about now, so here’s my linky round up.


Bactine for Writers:

Submissions – treat yourself for every submission you send out.

Rejections – reward yourself for your rejections, too; their badges of honor.

Criticism – have you ever heard of a dammit doll?

Book Readings – how to prepare for a book reading.


Writer's Depression:

Part 1 – how blogging helped me.

Part 2 – how reading helped me.


Writer's Burnout:

Speak - Part 1 – how speaking about my writer’s burnout was my first step to recovery.

Write YOU - Part 2 – writing about yourself can be the easiest form of writing.

Writer’s Meetings - Part 3 – how attending a writer’s meeting could be just the thing you need to feel connected.

Morning Pages - Part 4 – could writing  pages every morning in a journal help you?


Organizational Tips:

Release Day - how to plan and stay organized for release day.

Writing Goals – how to organize and break down your goals.

Expense and Earning Logs – how to organize your expenses, earnings, and tax deductions.

Word Count Calendar – how to keep track of your word counts using a calendar and stickers.

Promo Goals – how to plan out your promo goals for the year.

Bullet Journals – how to use a bullet journal to keep track of the things you do each day.

Business Cards – one method to organize the business cards you collect.

Writing Backpack – how to prepare for a disaster.

Agent Lists – how to keep your submissions to agents/publishers orderly.


Other:

Creativity Boost from Your Power Element – get in sync with your power element.


My Guest Posts:





Writer’s Helping Writers – Boost Your Creativity Mindset Naturally

Live Write Thrive – 10 Ways to Spark Your Story Ideas




Insecure Writer’s Support Group – 10 Great Places to Promote Your Book


Sharing with Writers – Using Litsy as an Author

Spunk on a Stick’s Tips – Pros and Cons to Having a Pen Name




From 2017:

Diverse Characters:


Books for Writers:



85 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I hope you can get in sooner and thoughts and prayers with you this month.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping your medical issues get resolved quickly. Thanks for sharing the link round-up. You've written some amazing and really helpful posts.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Chrys. Hope your medical issue gets resolved very fast.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Chrys, I will be praying for a cancer free issue. Keep us posted?

Rejections are badges of honor! What a good way to view life.

Teresa

nashvillecats2 said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you Chrys, my daughter has what they call "Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome" have had it for years although it's not cancer.
Please take care and as others have said keep us posted. You are very dear to us.

Yvonne.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Fingers crossed you get in to see the specialist sooner. Hang in there, Chrys - sending good thoughts your way....

Lidy said...

My thoughts are with you. Stay positive.

Bish Denham said...

I am sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way. I love all your handy links to so much useful information. Thanks!

Tamara Narayan said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you get some answers soon and start a course of treatment. Sending good thoughts your way.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Diane!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Rachna!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Teresa! I will keep everyone posted.

That's how we have to view life. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, Yvonne. What's most aggravating is that they can't tell me what it is.

I will keep everyone posted. Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Madeline! I hope so, too. I really don't want to wait until the end of the month anymore.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Lidy!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Bish! I hope some of the links help you. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Tamara! It's the "sit and wait" part that they want me to do right now, but I no longer want to do it. I'd rather just get this thing removed.

Jennifer Hawes said...

Reading always helps me overcome rejection or helps me with the endless waiting in this biz. Prayers you get the help you need for your medical issues!

Chrys Fey said...

Reading is lovely. It can help and cure so much.

Thanks, Jennifer!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Prayers for you!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

Sarah Foster said...

Hope everything turns out ok and you can get an earlier appointment!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Sarah!

Botanist said...

Oh, Chrys, that's a worrying discovery, and I hope you manage to get an earlier appointment. Not knowing what's going on is profoundly stressful. My thoughts are with you.

Adrienne Reiter said...

Thank you for the category and sub-category links. Please keep us updated on your success getting a closer appointment. Sending healing vibes, thoughts and prayers!

Jacqui Murray said...

I hope the tests come out benign. My mother died of ovarian cancer though it didn't manifest until her 50's. You are too young I hope!

Jeff (Sage) said...

I am so sorry to hear about your medical issues. Keep us posted and I’ll keep you in prayer.

Erika Beebe said...

Praying for you Chrys. I hope you find comfort from the pain and answers to the situation very soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope they can get you in sooner. Waiting for answer is the worst part of any medical issue.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great idea to list your posts this way!!
Hope all goes smoothly with you and the appointments - I'll be sending good vibes, lots of hugs, and best wishes for you!

J.Q. Rose said...

Hope the pain is better and the docs have a plan for solving your health issue. Thinking of you. Hugs.
JQ Rose

Anonymous said...

I'm sending heartfelt prayers and healing vibes your way. I hope they find something that can ease your pain. Thank you for giving us an update.

Elsie

emaginette said...

Busy, busy and so helpful. Thanks for a great year. Let's hope 2019 is as productive. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Pat Garcia said...

Happy New Year! and I am praying for you.
Sending you positive vibes that will heal your body and I truly wish you the very best in 2019.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Natalie Aguirre said...

Hope your medical news is good. So sorry for what you're going through. And thanks for all the links.

Victoria Marie Lees said...

You are in my prayers, Chrys! You are young and beautiful. This, too, shall pass. Definitely keep us posted. Thanks for all the concise posts and tips. All best to you!

L.G. Keltner said...

I hope you get in to see the doctor soon and that all will be well. It must be hard having to wait so long for answers. Good luck!

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome for the links!

And thanks for your healing vibes and thoughts. :)

Chrys Fey said...

The not knowing part is what is annoying.

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

I will. Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm young according to when doctors believe you can get ovarian cancer, but there have been cases were people younger than me have had it and died from it. :(

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much, Erika!

Chrys Fey said...

Waiting is the hardest part. And that's what the specialist wanted me to do. Ugh!

Chrys Fey said...

I used to list my best posts at the end of every year but hadn't done it in two years! I need to remember to do it.

Thank you so much, Jemi!

Chrys Fey said...

I hop so, too! Thanks, Janet!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much, Elsie!

Chrys Fey said...

I love to help others out in whatever way I can. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much for your healing thoughts and prayers.

Pat Hatt said...

Hopefully you get in and get seen quickly and get healed up. The hurry up and wait part is never fun.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Natalie!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Victoria! And you're very welcome. I have more posts and tips to come. :)

Chrys Fey said...

The waiting is the hardest part. Thank you, L.G.! I actually did finally get confirmation that they'll be seeing on Tuesday.

Chrys Fey said...

Not fun at all. Thanks, Pat!

Liz A. said...

Oh wow, scary. I hope you feel better and that whatever it is is small and benign and easily dealt with.

M.J. Fifield said...

Thinking of you, and seriously—if you need anything at all, don't hesitate to call me!

Lee Lowery said...

Sorry to hear these problems persist. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending good vibes your way. Wishing you a speedy reovery Chrys.

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Hope all turns out okay for you. Thank you for all the incredibly helpful posts all year!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'll be thinking about you. It's very stressful when you're worried about something and you have to wait and wait to find out what it is. Glad you got the ultrasound moved up. Maybe the results will ease your mind a little.

Samantha Bryant said...

Wow! That's quite a list of output. Some things I missed, too, and will have to check out. Praying your health concerns are not alarming and are easily resolved. @mirymom1 from
Balancing Act

Magic Love Crow said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you! Big Hugs!

Juneta key said...

Feel better. Prayers, love and hugs coming your way. I hope you get lots of happy news. Happy IWSG!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Sending prayers that your trouble is nothing serious and you'll be well soon.

Chemist Ken said...

Well you've certainly been busy out in the blogosphere with all those posts. Hope 2019 is a great year for you and that everything works out okay. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Diane Burton said...

Sending healing thoughts and hugs. What a horrible way to spend the holidays. Thanks for the list of your blogs. I'm going back to check more of them out. Wishing you well.

Julie Flanders said...

Will be thinking of you and hoping you get the best results possible from the test. So sorry you are going through this.
Thanks for sharing the list - you are always so helpful!

Gwen Gardner said...

Best of luck to you, Chrys. I’ll be praying for you.

Tonja Drecker said...

Here's hoping for the best! I'm sending prayers and thoughts your way.

dolorah said...

Ok, you did blog a lot last year, lol! Hope all turns out well with your health issues. Happy New Year.

Patsy said...

So sorry about your health concerns – I hope the problem is swiftly diagnosed and treated.

H.R. Sinclair said...

I'm sending you healthy vibes.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I'm sending you all kinds of positive thoughts. Be well, sweet lady!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I hope they find out what is going on and that it's something easily fixable.

That's a great list of posts!

Elizabeth said...

I hope and pray the doctors get everything figured out!

Nick Wilford said...

So sorry to hear about your news. Hope it can get dealt with swiftly.

What a great roundup of links. Excellent inspiration for the new year!

Mark said...

I pray that everything turns out alright. Sending thought and prayer your way.

Carson Maitland - Smith said...

Awesome article Chrys 💜

Murray Cook (@cook.murray) said...

Well done Chrys. ❤️

Carrie-Anne said...

I hope your health issues resolve as well as possible, as soon as possible!

Christine Rains said...

Sending you good thoughts! And thank you for all the links.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Take care of yourself, Chrys... praying for you. You'll be fine. Checking it out is the best thing to do. keep on it!

All the best this year, starting with good news about your health!

Jennifer Lane said...

I hope you've heard good news by this point!

Sherry Ellis said...

Oh boy. It's never good news to find out you have something growing on your body parts, even if it's benign. I hope they can remove it, and that you have no further problems. You're in my thoughts. Hugs!

Chrys Fey said...

Instead of replying to each comment, since I am FAR behind, I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of you in one go. Thanks for your comments and well wishes. <3

Gina Gao said...

Hope you've heard good news!

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