Because I know some of y’all worry when the blog doesn’t update regularly. . .
I will not be updating this blog — or any blog, actually — for. . .a while.
The reasons for this are several. One is that, of course, we’re deep in the end game for Accepting the Lance, which is due, no excuses, by the end of January. By itself, as you and I both know from experience, this would be enough to limit updates. I’m lead on Lance, and being the end of several story arcs, as it is, it’s being, ahem, a little difficult to bring in.
In addition to this, a small mountain of family crises has landed in my lap. As it turns out certain obligations fall to the last surviving child of a parent — and that would be me. You will remember that my sister died earlier this month, very suddenly, leaving things with regard to our father’s care. . .a little awry, but recoverable, or so I imagine her thoughts went, had she recovered. She did not, and in the aftermath of her departure, documents which really ought to have been kept. . .weren’t.
I have therefore inherited said small mountain, which includes people demanding payments, and other people denying me access to accounts, until I can prove X,Y,Z. Needless to say, the folks who want their money are a lot less particular about what I can prove than the folks who are holding the checks.
To sum up: I am simultaneously embarked on two life-devouring projects, which means “extras,” like updating this blog, will have to go on hold.
Steve will be updating Welcome to Liad with writing, professional, and appearance news (yes, we do still plan — very much — on attending Boskone in February). He also plans to resume the story hours on Patreon. He has begun writing the next Liaden book, which he tells me will be a Jethri book, the sequel to Trade Secret.
. . .and here ends my tale.
Everybody stay safe, right? And may the incoming year bring joy and success to us all.