2010 has been a rough year. Don't get me wrong, I know how blessed I am and how "smooth" my "rough" may seem to some. Even so, I spent the first half of the year in a fug of pressure, physical/mental burnout, and mild depression.
BUT! This blog is not meant to be a pity party. It's about my writing.
And I'm happy to say that in May I passed my board exams and am now a fully-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology in Radiologic Physics. *big sigh of relief*
We got the new accelerator installed before then, in March. *big sigh of relief*
And I spent the summer cutting back on my tendency to over-obligation, resting, and doing things that made me happy (like taking up pottery--look for a link to my ceramics blog soon!).
All that has led me back here. I'm not done with Alec and Elspeth, oh no. I was about to send them out into the world but something was bugging me. Now I've taken long enough off to see what I need to do, which is a replot of the first 4 chapters. I have some ideas, and I think they'll make the book better received by most readers. They shouldn't take long, and I can't afford for them to. I've reentered the Golden Heart, and there's nothing like a deadline to get my BICHOK. *g*
Maybe third time will be a charm...