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Good morning, little nerdlings. Here is a music for you.
[Perfect soundtrack to accompany a day spent in a dimly lit room with a fountain pen, a notepad, a magnifying glass, and a 250-year-old handwritten manuscript. As you do.]
I’m taking a sabbatical of sorts; I’ve left my job at the museum to go back to writing full time.
Some interesting things are in the works for Children of Abraham, including a short film tie-in, but it’s just not going to get finished and get sold unless I take a few months to devote myself to it entirely (to the utter delight of my agent). I also have a young adult novella in progress and a couple of other paying gigs that I can’t talk about just yet.
It’s a much longer story than all of this, obviously, and it’s a bit scary to go back into the writing life that I put on hold a couple of years ago. But it’s where I belong, it’s what I do best, and it’s where I am happiest and most fulfilled. And in all honesty, happiness and fulfillment have not been a part of my life for a very long time.
So, dear followers, I hope you won’t mind that I will now start clogging your dashboard with story bits and CoA teasers and other writerly things. I’ve got lots of work to do, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.