Too Sick To Read

Say what? Yeah. I keep trying to read more books, but my head is pounding and all the Advil, DayQuil, NyQuil, and cold rags in the world can’t seem to get rid of all the aches and the coughing.

There’s just something about coughing into your pages that makes reading not so enjoyable.

I even tried to plugin into my audio books but I had to keep backing up the narration because I was coughing over things.


It’s just as bad as listening to a book while you have your GPS going.

I wanted to record some booktube videos today too, but I can barely hear myself talk, so I imagine amplifying the video wouldn’t do much.

Here’s hoping I feel better soon.ย I should be getting my packet back from my mentor soon and I’m sure there is a lot to fix in my manuscript. But let me tell you how the motivation to attack that is not going to be very high when I want to stay in my bed all tucked up and snuggling with my dogs.

Whatever this is, a cold, the flu, the Black Death, I hope it’s gone soon. I want to get back to reading and writing.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her masterโ€™s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessicaโ€™s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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