Another trip around the sun · 6:13pm
Sorry I've been distant the last month or two — there's been a lot going on. First, there was the runup to Everfree Northwest, and then the convention itself (which was cool but busy, since I was running several of the writing panels plus the Iron Author competition). After which I was in Seattle for a week on vacation — I thought I'd have more computer time than I did, but it ended up being mostly recuperation and socialization with friends I hadn't seen in a while.
After that, I came home and almost immediately had to take a few more days off work to go visit my mother in the hospital. She got surgery on her neck to alleviate some damage caused by bone growth pressing in on the nerves. Fortunately, the surgery was free of complications and she's now home.
And today I turned 37, which statistically speaking, makes me approximately double your age.*
I thought about taking the day off for a birthday hike, as I've done a number of times in the past, but A) the weather's a bit meh and B) I'm halfway through a story for this weekend's writeoff, and even though I'm not really happy with it I'd like to finish it. I've gotten jack-all done for writing this last month and I need to get back on the wagon.
Hopefully I can carry that momentum forward into editing and posting Cowled Changelings and then more Hard Reset 2. And expanding Sun Birds from its contest state into a more proper length. And coordinating with the really cool dude who wants to do a reading of one of my stories, and the annotations for Thou Goddess, and returning to Hitchhikers, and picking Haylander back up and aiiiigggghh so many projects
… Can I have an extra year as a birthday present?
* You hush. You're an outlier.