’23 & Me

Happy (Belated) New Year!

It’s been so long since I’ve posted, there have been two.

I didn’t celebrate western New Years and unfortunately couldn’t do anything for Chinese New Year this time either. There has been entirely too much going on, and we are still recovering from the Holidaze. Our Xmas tree was trimmed down a bit this year with a new cat that likes to climb things, but it did survive the twelve days of Christmas, and also hung around for twelve days of New Years while I procrastinated putting it away. Maybe next year we can add a glass ornament or two back on.

I’ve been working on a couple of things since last checking in on the blog. After the website crash, we found that not all of the posts in the backup file were able to be recreated, but we did find some alternate sources for all of them, including in the internet archive. Once we’re further along in bringing the old posts back I’m really going to have to throw a few coins to the Witchers over at the Wayback Machine for preserving them!

So in the first half of 23, I’m sending my editor the manuscript for the follow up to Counterfeit Collective and will start work on it again when I’ve received the edits. It may be about twice as long as the first collection, if most of the pieces I’ve written for it stay in. Besides that book, there are a couple of projects in gaming that should see some progress this year. One is a series of interlinked table top roleplaying campaigns, and the other is an indie video game concept I’m writing for.

It’s been challenging to keep moving forward with any creative impulse with everything else going on. Things are improving, but other things often come first. Once there is more to share about any of these projects and where you will be able to find them, I’ll post a more detailed update.

Wishing all a happy and prosperous new year!