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When Things Explode

Volcanic explosion with lightning, Sakurajima volcano on japanese island Kyushu in 2013. A metaphor for how things have gone kaboom. Photo by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash

Things have gotten… interesting since I posted last. On the bright side, I figured out why I couldn’t finish the rewrite of Kim’s first book: I was missing some crucial information. I can’t divulge anything – it won’t be revealed until between books two and three – but it’s pretty earth-shattering and influences everything. Placing that story in the continuum will be interesting in and of itself: it’s not Kim’s third book as she doesn’t appear until late in the story, but her part is vital to her third and fifth books and beyond.

On the not-so-bright side, my personal life has gone kaboom. I cannot and will not reveal the details here, but it’s put a major kink in things. Right now, I’m in survival mode: keep my head down, stay out of the way, follow directions, and pray I don’t get caught in the crossfire or put in the crosshairs regardless. ::sigh:: With any luck, it will resolve in the next few months without exploding further.

Of course, school in the middle of all this isn’t helping. I’m ready to give up as I don’t feel like I’m getting anything out of it other than stress and have no motivation whatsoever. Still, I’m not a quitter, plus having this degree will open a lot of doors for me career-wise. I can’t teach without my masters’ any way it’s sliced.

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I’m baaaaaack!

A Macbook keyboard. Photo by Chris Cummings from FreeImages.com

It’s been four years since I’ve touched this blog. I apologize to anyone who might still be following me. I honestly didn’t expect to leave it hanging this long, but life happened. For one, I ended up losing my old job. You know that old joke about being allergic to work? It’s not funny when you really are allergic to the place you work. I was getting an asthma attack every morning at 9:30 like clockwork. I ended up moving across the country to get away from the allergens. They’re by no means gone, but I can function on a bad day instead of getting winded going from the couch to the bathroom on a good day. I’m still looking for a job because COVID happened, but I’m hoping I can fix that soon enough. In the meantime, I started working on my master’s degree. I’m still plugging away at writing and rewriting my first book, the rewrite that will never end, lol. One day, it’ll be readable enough for some beta readers. In the meantime, I’ve been writing bits and pieces of other stories.

I hope to come back on a regular basis now, but we’ll see. Life isn’t the best, but if I waited until it was, I’d never get anything done. Keep a lookout for new content soon!