I'm Still Standing!

Well kind of….

Each day my ankle gets worse, until now I can’t even put it on the ground and am using the crutches all the time. After six weeks, it has become obvious that even with my stubborn, “She’ll be right mate” attitude, this aint gonna go away by itself.
The long awaited ultrasound today confirmed it. The ankle’s a mess and the ligaments snapped. ouch! Next step, MRI and surgery.

That will teach me for focusing on my camera while walking along a sea wall on a deserted beach in Bali, in the dark of night! And of course, steppng right off into nothing except the rocks below because I was too busy with a digital screen! A priceless move on my part! LOL Let that be a lesson to you! Photography in the dark, in a foreign land, high above rocks, is not always a safe pastime! (well not if you’re clumsy like me!)

So I am confined to…..well, a life of hopping until I can get some surgery I guess.
Because there is no solution….I need to be able to move, with my kids and animals depending on me, my isolation etc, there just can’t be a “rest with your leg up”……..ever. To add to the confusion, my autistic daughter has had to suddenly come home to live with me, so I won’t just be hopping, I will probably be “dancing”! (or screaming) Universe, are you trying to tell me anything?

So now I have your sympathy…….(smiles)….can I ask you for something?
Of course, if you are on Facebook with me, you are probably sick to death of hearing about the Next Top Author Contest. But…..in case you didn’t know, I won my place in the top 250 authors out of over 3000 worldwide for my book “Message From Mother Earth”. (So YES, I AM still standing!) Now I am trying out for the top 25! In this round, my book will be judged by a panel of professionals, as well as the publishing house that is putting up the main prize of a publishing contract. But, fifty percent of the score will still come from people who vote for my book. That means YOU…all my poor friends, family, colleagues and anyone else I can pin down and beg ! lol.

So if you voted in round one, you may now vote again in round two! If you have not seen this contest before, I would welcome your view and your vote. Please visit www.nexttopauthor.com and register to vote, then search by my name or the magical ID number 2010 (or click on this link ) and you will see the book proposal I have presented as part of my round two entry, along with a copy of the book, text and images. I would be really grateful for your continued support of my entry in this global contest!

To those of you who have been so incredibly supportive (not to mention patient with my constant self promotions) thank you most sincerely……. your kindness means the world to me!

oh yes, and if you are interested in the chance to win a copy of my book, then please click on the email link there when you vote, to let me know, and I will enter you in the draw. (thank you)

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