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.