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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. Mother and military spouse. Artist and creative expert. Homemaker. Master of anxiety. Friends with pain. My husband is my best friend, and my inner circle knows they can count on me for anything. Adopter of shelter cats. Lover of greyhounds. Enjoys birds, nature and fossils. Child at heart. Can't get enough of My Little Pony, Care Bears and Power Rangers. I watch too much Investigation Discovery. And I hoard books, pops and anything cat related.
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Currently reading

The Power
Naomi Alderman
Emma in the Night
Wendy Walker
Progress: 85/300 pages
Little & Lion
Brandy Colbert

When you're angry, write. (Tricare pt. 3)

I got a call from Humana military yesterday. Yes, a real phone call. A nice man from the grievance department had received my letter that morning. I, last Friday, wrote a 4 page grievance letter and mailed it to their "grievance coordinator". Well, he called to let me know that they were, in fact, taking my case seriously. They put me on 3-way with the head of some appeals board, a Mrs. Bates or Yates. She told me she was opening my appeal as we spoke, and the the grievance coordinator, I forgot his name, is handling the investigation into all the terrible customer service I suffered. I'm actually pleased with this turn of events.

 

In the meantime, what have I been up to? Besides some sort of viral infection/migraine combination that made the room spin? Well, I wrote. I had the bug, and I got to me so badly I busted out my new laptop and put it to good use. Between Sunday and last night I wrote 54 full pages. 25k+ words. I'm rather proud of the turn out. Now I'm just waiting for my proof reader, aka my husband, to get to it and tell me if it's coherent or a pile of shit. Hahaha.

 

 

Whether I will go to the trouble of publishing remains to be seen. I have dozens of unpublished works. And this story in particular isn't very original in the characters. I've written with them before for about 4 years now. I will just have to see the feedback on this first. 

 

My head is also not hurting so bad now so I may be able to return to reading. And I have an appointment to see my fucking doctor about back surgery, as a offensive measure against my insurance in case my appeal is denied. I'm also going to discuss a head MRI to see if they can figure out why I have suddenly become plagued with migraines for no apparent reason when I have no history of neurological problems.

 

I hope your summer is going well. Tomorrow EVOLVE drops. Go support Imagine Dragons. DO IT!