Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If Kimber An Goes Silent in Cyberspace...

...it's not because she doesn't love you anymore.
It's because she's 'beached' on the sofa!
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Good morning, Blog Buds! I'm moving into a time in my pregnancy when I'm increasingly more tired and uncomfortable. I will, inevitably, develop complications soon, as well.
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And so I wanted to warn you in advance that I will be posting sporadically and may even stop posting for days, weeks, even months at a time. It all depends on how complicated this High Risk pregnancy becomes. After three High Risk pregnancies and one devestating miscarriage, I think it goes without saying that my husband and I are neurotically overprotective of Baby #5, and the only way to protect him or her right now is to protect me.
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I won't divulge all the gory details of my risks. Suffice it to say, I'm forty years old and have a history of preterm labor. We work very hard to keep our babies in long enough. Besides the miscarriage, the earliest I've delivered was at 36 weeks. I think it helps that my babies are larger than average due to being happily married to a very large man for a very long time. Even my 36 week Preemie didn't need any extra help following birth. It's the pregnancy part that's difficult for us.
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The good news is I'll have more time to read, which means when I'm able to get on the Internet I'll have multiple reviews to post at Enduring Romance and/or Young Adult Science Fiction. Also, please remember there are several reviewers who post regularly at Enduring Romance and I'm sure they'll do fine without me. If you're an author, keep those ARCs comin'! I need them now more than ever.
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http://enduringromance.blogspot.com/
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http://youngadultsciencefiction.blogspot.com/
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Checking email will be my priority as I become less and less able to log on, plus getting out this requested Full for MANIC KNIGHT. I should have that in the mail by this weekend. I still have two queries out for MK, but no way of knowing if I'll receive a response at all. I don't query agents or editors who don't respond to all queries, regardless, but an aspiring author never knows. You know?
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I'll post when I can as often as I can. If you want to keep up with this blog and don't want to have to check in, I suggest you subscribe to the RSS Feed which you will find on the left hand side bar.
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Thanks to all who've extended best wishes. We continue to desire your prayers and good vibes.

6 comments:

Mystery Robin said...

Oh Kimber - I so sympathize. I don't do pregnancy well at all and it's such a nerve wracking time. Take care of yourself and let us blog buds know if we can fed ex you anything. ;)

Robin

Mfitz said...

Kimber An,

Have you heard of Verb Noire? Sounds like they might be your sort of publisher.

http://community.livejournal.com/verb_noire/1746.html

Sorry to sent you the info through a comment but some how in setting up my new computer last week I lost your e-mail address.

Mfitz said...

Sorry,

Also wanted to tell you to take care of yourself first. We will miss you if you aren't around, but you and the baby staying healthy are way more important than your reviews and comments.

Kimber An said...

Thanks, Robin and Mary! I think I got some good ARCs coming. Of course, I'll stay on top of email unless things get really complicated, so authors can still email me if they've got an ARC they think I might like. Some authors have my address and just automatically send! Hey, I don't mind that at all.

Mary, you can find my email address by clicking on my icon or username at the top of this comment.

Janet said...

Take care of yourself and that baby! The rest of us can wait.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your bedrest. I've had to do it, and it wasn't fun, but we do what we must. I did mine without other kids, so I really feel for you there.

If you don't already have them, have someone get you at least one full-body pillow. They make getting comfortable easier, which is hard to do when having to lay down all the time. And they're great for recovering from c/sections, if you have one.