Many people across several venues want to know Things about the new digs, so rather than answer each of them individually (which, realistically, means that I won’t answer any of them — do you know how many books there are in this house? That have to be packed?) — I’ll answer here.
First! The generator. The generator may or may not move with us to the new place. In theory, it increases the value of the house we’re moving from. If the new buyers want the generator, we’ll work with them on that, and install a new generator at the new place. If the new buyers don’t want the generator, then the people who installed it for us will move it to the new place, and we’ll get it hooked up. Moving, as we are finding out, is Complicated, and there are things that have to be decided before things can be decided.
Second! Why now? Um. Because we found a house in an acceptable location that we can remotely afford to buy? Also, because we happen to be at a point of synergy in regard to available funds, available brain power, energy, and emotional strength. Now is just about the Most Perfect Time I can think of for this move, given the reasons why we’re moving.
Third! Why are you putting Accepting the Lance aside in order to move? That’s not fair to readers! Well. . .actually. Fifth of Five curled up and died on us before we went to MidSouthCon (ref here). Steve and I threw away 70,000 +/- of the Wrong Words, and we are in the process of re-visioning the narrative. So, we haven’t put aside the book in order to concentrate on something else. Happily for us, re-visioning is something that can easily be done while putting books in boxes.
Fourth! Moving is hard; why not stay where you are? Because where we are is no longer tenable, for us at this time. It was a terrific place for 28ish years, and it’ll be a terrific place for some other young couple, sometime soon. I’d also like to point out that writing is hard, and we keep doing that, so, clearly, we have rocks for brains.
. . .I think these are the most repeated questions. Hope this information satisfies. Thank you for all your support and concern. We really are trying to go forward in a reasonable and rational manner. Which is also hard.
Everybody have a good day.