And We’re Off…

It’s a little late, but Happy New Year. I hope 2014 is off to a good start for y’all. It’s certainly been better for my family than the end of 2013. (Even with all the snow and extreme cold we’ve had the last few weeks.)

My dad lost his sister Christmas Day. It was pretty sudden, but we had enough warning to pack everybody up and make the twelve-hour drive to be with her before she died. She’s out of pain and with Jesus now, for which I am most grateful, but it was a rough way to end the year. I loved my aunt dearly and I’m going to miss her. It’s still strange to think she’s gone.

Needless to say, the grand plans I had for December got derailed and put on hold. I know some people react to shock and grief by throwing themselves into work, but my mind just went blank for while. On the plus side, I’ve been able to catch up on a bit of my reading.

At any rate, Treason’s Edge is now over 175,000 words (this book has turned into a monster, I swear), but I’ve finally reached the climax, so it won’t be long now until the rough draft is finished. I expect to cut quite a bit. *wry smile*

Also, I’m nearly through Lady Ink’s first round of edits…which of course has spawned a number of plot details and possibilities for the sequel. That’s just as well, considering the end of the story held me hostage last year until I promised I’d turn it into a duology.

I have an announcement to make in the next week or two, but I’m still hammering out a few of the details.

Until then, hope y’all stay warm. 🙂

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