Softer than satin was the light from the stars

Hello everyone, I’m back! Well, okay – I’ve been back for a week or so, but much as the week following my last absence, obligations piled up while I wasn’t looking and I’ve been performing catch-up work ever since.

Such catch-up work has included (but has not been limited to) such diverse elements as Christmas shopping for my rather ridiculously large family; wrapping said presents; performing a crap-ton of overdue yardwork; several rounds of laundry; a full round of other assorted houseworkings; filling out three email interviews plus follow-up questions; scanned all my receipts from the Epic Tour and subsequently invoiced the nice folks at Tor; filled out some tax paperwork and shipped it off, along with some of the holiday gifts (but not all of them yet); bought and trimmed a Christmas tree – our very first in our new house!; and generally unpacked, culled the inbox, and decompressed.

Sort of. I also wrote 5000 words on a short story that’s due at the end of this month, and ultimately wrapped up a draft this evening – which I’ll clean up over the weekend and send off to its intended editor. Then I need to sit down with the Fiddlehead editorial letter and get to work scrubbing that manuscript into shape.

So. Um. If I’m still quiet… or quiet-ish through the end of the year, I hope you’ll forgive me. Once the Fiddlehead deadline is out of the way, I’ll have a lot more room to wiggle, as it were, and will be dragging myself back into the sunlight. Or onto the internet on a more regular and likely frivolous basis. As the case may be.

Meanwhile, here’s a short video of Greyson performing a magic trick – that is, making a cheese Krystal disappear. Behold the happy puppy dance, in all its bouncy glory! And Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Festive et cetera to all and sundry…

2 thoughts on “Softer than satin was the light from the stars

  1. Les F.

    Dawww! How I wish they had a Krystals in Colorado.

    Also, while I hope I don’t sound like a know-it-all jerkface, please remember onions are toxic for dogs so be sure and request no onions when ordering for Master Greyson. One burger is probably fine but we know how they love to pile the onions on at Krystals.

    Looking forward to FIDDLEHEAD!

  2. We order them plain with cheese, thanks.

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