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I’m Back

Posted in A Writer's Desk

It's been way more than two years since I've been posting here regularly, and don't think I haven't missed it!

I plead a number of excuses… First, I was just finishing Fragments of Lightning, the 2nd book of The Affinities of Magic. Then I had to do my taxes, and that got… complicated.

So there I was, finishing the bookkeeping in March of 2020, when I got the news. No, not the Kung-Flu, but a whole different “big C”. Sigh…

The good news is that I'm not only all fine now (in fact, much healthier than I've ever been, and a lot lighter, too), but I'm back in the saddle and halfway through the 3rd entry for the series: Dustings of Blue.

When I got out of the hospital/chemo phase last fall, I still had 2019 taxes (late) to finish, and then 2020, and then we bought a house (not moving for quite a while yet)… you get the idea. And while the hospital didn't kill me, it did kill my laptop (powersurge), and it took forever to restore my (backed up) full environment — the brain fog really didn't help as I labored on two years of bookkeeping all at once.

But I'm in great shape now, and damned eager to be writing again. Grateful, too — it could all have been much worse, but I was lucky.

My official plan now is to live forever.

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  1. Thanks!

    I like your new website. Hope all is well with you, too.

    September 16, 2021
  2. Wow. Glad that’s behind you. We’re trying to straighten the taxes/house thing for the past few years, too, so I happen to know a lot about that part right now.

    And being sick takes a lot of the wind out of your sails, plus restoring computer stuff after disasters is non-trivial.

    Hope it’s clear sailing for a long time forward.

    September 16, 2021
    • Yeah, the urge to just say “f*ck it” and take that long afternoon nap was overwhelming there for a while.

      The very persistent brain fog turns out to have been less a matter of chemo than of too-aggressive meds for type 2 diabetes. Once that was identified, I got my brain back. (Yay!)

      September 16, 2021

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