Thank you to all you readers who have stuck around despite my long absence. Just a brief update while I wrangle some photos onto my laptop and *fingers crossed* put them into a post this week.
In no particular order, here is current state of affairs:
- My parents are still alive and doing fairly well. My mother’s cancer, defeated in several places, showed up in another. This week she had a trial run of a treatment that the oncologist will perform later this month.
- La Casa de Tontería (aka The House of Nonsense) generated its usual seasonal to-do List for me. However, the abandoned next-door house added a variety of garbage- and tree-related tasks. (Note: It’s abandoned, not condemned. When it comes to housing, the Authorities are mucho ruido y pocas nueces. A lot of noise and few nuts.)
- The Young Human Factory has returned to normal. Really. I keep waiting for emotional breakdowns, fisticuffs in the hallway, or a state-mandated return to masks. But so far, so good.
- After reaching the halfway mark of my final draft, I realized boy-protagonist has a story-driving need unmentioned in the beginning chapters. Real writers say that one should note the change and continue as if it’s already been made. However, I’m a dilletante or possibly a luddite.