The New Year thus far has been consumed by Shopping. I have purchased check registers from Ebay (No, I don’t keep my checkbook electronically. No, I don’t want to hear about how it’s really better. Thanks.).
In addition, I have purchased books (The Wave in the Mind; The Martian; Tigerman), and movies (From Up On Poppy Hill; Sleeping Beauty), and various bitlits of music.
In a little while, I will put on my coat and my boots and go out to get the final 2014 mileage from the cars, and change out the mileage books.
Steve is heating the oven for egg rolls for the traditional New Years dinner. Last night, we ushered the Old Year Out by sharing half of a veggie pizza, and listening to Steve’s Midnight Radio on Pandora. We actually did make it ’til midnight before we turned into pumpkins.
For those who are almost as sick of hearing me complain about my health, as I am, about complaining: Steve and I are both appreciably better. We are, in fact, in that zone of Almost Totally Well where we able to look back to even a week ago, and say to each other, “Holy Crap, we were really sick.” So, yanno, yay! for antibiotics, and boo for losing damn’ near five weeks of work.
Our writing schedule for 2015 looks like this at the moment:
Short story in support of Dragon in Exile due at Baen April 15
Alliance of Equals due at Baen May 29 (renegotiated deadline)
Third of Five due at Baen November 15
2015 publications so far look like this:
January 6: Carousel Seas
May 15: Short story in support of Dragon in Exile
June 2: Dragon in Exile
August 4: A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume III
Also, just a reminder, Lee and Miller will not — that’s NOT — be attending Boskone this year. See above, five weeks of illness, from which we are barely now recovering.
. . .and that’s all the news that’s fit to print. Here — have a picture of Princess Jasmine Sprite wearing the traditional Lady Bug Lace in honor of the New Year: