I’m not dead, I swear! I’m sorry for not posting for so long, though. I hit a point where I needed to let a few things go, for my own sanity, and the blog is one of the things that didn’t make the must-do cut. (I’d kind of rather I could have blogged and stopped doing the laundry instead, but everyone else disagreed.)
I’m not going to lie to you. It’s been somewhat tough the past couple of months. The Boy is essentially homeschooled, which means he’s at home all the time, and as much as I love the kid, he’s pretty high energy and needs a great deal of my attention. That makes it tough to get any of my own work done, including writing. I’ve got so much of my mental and emotional energy focused on my son that I don’t have much left over for poor Kai’s little problems. As a result, I haven’t been sleeping well and I’ve been reluctant to socialize at best and grumpy and snarly at worst. Not fun.
That said, I have been making headway on Book Five (you’d think by now I’d have thought of a title for it…) and have started going over some stories I banged out last summer. I’m going to get those whipped into shape for you fine folks, and I’ve got an idea that’s been stuck in my head for a while that actually fits nicely into the new universe as a side-series. If I can get myself sorted out just a bit better, 2019 is going to be super exciting and full of new books.
Next week I’ll have a review up for one of the books I plowed through in the past month, and keep your eye out for sneak peeks in the next few weeks. I’ve got a poll up on my Facebook page if you’d like to tell me what to post first. And, of course, I’ll have to write about our first holiday season in Tokyo. It’s already proving very strange: our Christmas tree is just about a foot tall and is sitting on top of our PlayStation 4.
At least there will always be cookies. That will help with pretty much all these problems!