Yeah, I missed the Friday Find again last week. >_< What can I say, I was too busy running around Staples on Black Friday buying toys. The good news is, I now have a Kindle (insert angelic choir here) and we saved a nice chunk of money on the new computer we figured we’d be forced to buy sometime within the next six months anyway (our current desktop being seven years old, out of slots for more RAM, and beginning to show its age in terms of speed).

In writing news — or, more accurately, publishing news — By Sword and Star, my first novel, continues to work its way down the road to release. The final touches are being put on the layout now, the cover art is in the works, and I’m looking forward to a several-year journey finally coming to a close and bringing the story to more than just the handful of beta readers.

As far as actual writing goes… well, I’m still trying to adjust my creative rhythms to my work schedule, and it’s been slow going, especially when it gets dark so early and makes me feel like it’s later than it really is. But I’m scribbling a few paragraphs here and there, hoping to make some December deadlines, and trying not to be too hard on myself when I don’t get as much done as I’d like. By the time we’re truly in the heart of winter and I can lie in front of the wood stove and write (if the cat hasn’t already taken the best spot), I think I’ll have found an equilibrium again.

That is, if I’m not reading books on my Kindle all the time. :p

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