I'm sorry I've been distant. Things are kinda rough with the whole third-shift thing and no personal computer. I'm making small progress when I steal the home computer or type on my breaks at work and send them to myself.
Still, things are happening~ I'm up to 19,500 words or so on "Scandalous". I don't think I'll ever be able to make it reach full novel length (60,000 at least for the publisher I want to submit with) but I have another story to pair with it to make it a beautiful twosome. That's okay, though: that other story wants to be told too. It's just going to take some time.
Anyway! Don't forget to check out the Sampling set I've been posting! Start with the beginning piece, "Endowment", then follow up with "Crystalline" and follow up with "Cipher". Part four should be coming soon! This set is called The Talent, by the way, and can be found on the Sampling Map.
What else...? Oh, yeah, I'm quitting smoking. I'm just starting day 15 without cigarettes, and so far, I'm doing pretty well. Most of my smoking was due to work stress, so it's still challenging there, but I still haven't had a cigarette in 15 days, so that's a success in my books.
After I succeed in this, I will be working on other personal goals –like weight loss and getting in better shape and that fun shit. Not too excited about it, but I'm going to work on it because I need to take better care of myself.
Also on the list? A new job –please, God!
My sister gave me awesome Christmas presents, my mom gave me practical ones, and my brother gave me money –so I'm going to buy some loverly books to keep me company haha.
And I got to spend time with other people's cute kids, so I'm kinda having kid-envy, which is something that has never happened to me before. Alas, I'm 24 with no kids. Most of the time I like it, but I have my moments...
So I hope your holidays have been/will be as wonderful as you deserve!