First and foremost: thank you everyone for joining the virtual book launch. I was launching the 2nd edition of Human, which Renaissance Press very graciously agreed to publish. I was not the only one to launch, though. There were four other incredible publications, all of which I can highly recommend.
If you missed it, don't be sad. You can find the full recording below. I must apologise for the audio during my reading. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, the computer switched up the microphone from my podcasting mic to something else. So my reading is particularly difficult to hear. Because of course it is.
Luckily, everyone else is clear and awesome. Anyway, here it is:
I have some news I'm sitting on until I get more information, and that's all I'm going to say about that. If you're on my newsletter mailing list, you'll know before everyone else... except my mother, who already knows. Sorry.
I will say, though, that I am both terrified and excited by this opportunity, and I'm really hoping that it proves to be a roaring success.
I've been gearing up to return to writing, by which I mean my mal-adaptive daydreaming is starting to become problematic again. When this Xmas period is over, I will have more free time at lunch hour and in the evenings, so I should be able to get on with some projects. Ideally, I'll start publishing The Lioness of Shara Mountain come February, beta readers dependent. I still have one more beta reader to get it through after beta reader two is done with the manuscript, so that timeline is a little tight, be we'll see.
I have so many projects I started but haven't finished, and I really need to get those done. I will create a list for the New Year.
Speaking of, I feel I'm healed enough from the last two years to restart my yearly goals and objectives (not resolutions - those are dumb). Included in my goals for 2023 is to save up for and buy a folk harp. I would love a large one (36 or 38 string), but I did find a 27 string that would work to begin with while I learn. Maybe if I get good, I can livestream a concert every once in a while. It's not the cheapest thing in the world, but with some saving, it's not totally out of reach. Just... no PS5 this year, is all.
Speaking of consoles, I have taken a break from livestreaming my terrible gaming for now, until the New Year. I will begin again when visiting family return home. Since I know I'm getting it for Xmas, I can safely say that I will be streaming God of War: Ragnarok to relaunch my streaming. I'm excited. I loved the 2018 God of War, and I can't wait to get stuck into the sequel.
Next week's blog post will be a look back at this year... if I can remember most it. Chances are not great.
Thank you for sticking with me while I was such a wreck. You are wonderful!