barbara_hambly (barbara_hambly) wrote,

I am ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIED that it has been a year since I have posted. I am so sorry. It has been a difficult year.

Since my illness in 2015-2017 I find I tire a lot more quickly - I've cut down to teaching one class per semester, but other things in my life have prevented this from buying me any more time to actually work. Please believe that I'm doing the best I can, and that I prioritize writing over coming onto LiveJournal. (And because of other events I've become a little paranoid about what I post on FaceBook as well).

The situation doesn't seem to have changed much since my last post: it is still raining like a car-wash here, and I'm still struggling to finish up the rough draft of a book (Ben January # 18 - working title, Lady of Perdition) before I have to be back in the classroom two weeks from last Monday. With luck I'll bring it in for a landing within the next week. Second draft will be easier - and that's the fun draft - and I'll be able to polish in between teaching. The book I was working on last year at this time - Prisoner of Midnight - should be out soon; I'll have more news about that when it appears.

I continue to paint - which I have found helps my writing. I continue to practice martial arts (sword and bo). One weekend per month I go out and stay with my Mom, so my brother (who lives with her) can have a break. With my old cat Rocky's passing (she was 21) the others have become more clingy, though I think it's just competition for lap-time. I continue to write for the Further Adventures, and I thank those of you who've been following these.

Thank you all for your patience. I will try to do better.
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