One Last Hurrah for 2015

It’s been a rough year for me, and I know that I haven’t been in touch much lately. Those of you who keep up with my news know I’ve been working on my Master’s degree — well, this spring, everything with that started to fall apart. I spent two months scrambling, trying to salvage my work. In the end, I wasn’t able to. I was down to the thesis, and now I have to start all over again :(. It was awful, and the result was I decided to give school a break while I decided where I wanted to go next. Which meant that, in the meantime, I had to go out and find a job. I know. Horrors. So, that was another month and a half shot, then while I started the new job, well, that was another few weeks absorbed. I was able to get a Pax book out in June, but I missed a summer deadline, and made zero progress on the Dragons — or anything else, for that matter.

I can, however, say with excitement that things are settling back into a routine. I haven’t given up on the writing, and I haven’t abandoned any of the characters that I, however inadvertently, may have left hanging. I’ve actually made great strides on Chaos in the last month. I’m almost to the halfway mark, and he’s chattering away :). I put down close to a thousand words just in the last hour, and I’m hoping to keep it up. Fair warning, though. With the way the publishing industry works, and the necessary delays between finishing and publication, I can’t promise 2016 will be much more prolific than 2015, at least not at first. I have high hopes for the writing end, though, and I can promise to keep you updated as much as possible. The next year is free and clear, and I’m enjoying the new job. Most importantly, the hours I work will leave me enough time to keep playing with the characters in my head!

So, to close, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all the best for the new year. May 2016 be better than 2015!

KM

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