Monday, July 16, 2018

Did We Skip Summer?

Yes, it's that hot here in St. Louis
Here in St. Louis, we literally went straight from winter to summer. We had the coldest April in history, followed by the hottest May in the record books.

And I skipped blogging. And for that, I apologize. Lots of stuff just piled up, and I yet again neglected this piece of the blogosphere that I've played in for THIRTEEN years now.

So here's a quick rundown of what's been happening:

1) I've been in the car. I drive a lot for my job. 3000 miles a month. Thank God for podcasts and audiobooks

2) I'm losing my job in three weeks. The medical sales industry is in constant flux, and instability comes with that. So, yeah, that sucks.

3) My daughter was severely injured on the 4th of July. Yes, we became a statistic. A neighbor's errant firework started shooting at us spectators. One blew up near my head, and really left me disoriented. My daughter protected two little girls she was making glow-bracelets for, and one literally fell in her lap. Exploded. And left deep 2nd degree burns on her legs and upper thigh. It was bloody, it was horrible, but she's on the mend. We have a great Children's Wound Center in town, and they've been great.

4) I attended another con (Mighty Con in St. Charles, MO) and did really well. I reconnected with readers I haven't seen in two years, since I was unable to attend last year. This con is in town, which makes it convenient

5) I'm getting close to 40,000 words in my new WIP, which I'm calling a "military, sci-fi/fantasy." I decided to write something just for me, with stuff I loved as a kid. So it's got spaceships AND dragons.

I hope you're all doing well, and I've missed you. I really have. I look forward to catching up with my blog-buddies (those who are left) and seeing what you've been up to.