The last few years have been a little rough, in one way or another, but with 2012 a few things have changed. Some hard choices, some not so hard choices.
On the writing side, well right now I'm primarily focused on writing for the upcoming RPG's, as well as a few short stories. I'm hoping to find the time to write and submit a couple of novella's and at least one full length novel, but that is truly dependent on time!
There will, of course, always be edits and emails for the Under the Moon imprint, and I also work with my husband, Sam, in the physical creation of the books for Under the Moon, Mojocastle Press, and the game side of the company Final Sword Productions (including the imprint, Adastra).
With the licensed games for S.M. Stirling's Emberverse(Dies the Fire) and Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar also in the works, there are times I truly feel as if I need to find a cloning device.
On the difficult choices, well there have been some ups and downs with my eldest in the UK, and we were told, clearly, that he couldn't come and visit us (despite promises) unless my parents changed their entire plan, reduced the stay, and traveled during either the Independence Day weekend OR Labor Day weekend. Now, anyone with common sense knows those two weekends are taking your life in your hands, and increase the cost of the flights dramatically. In the case of my family, it would have meant an increase in cost of over 2000 pounds (close to $3000). When this was explained to the powers that be there was a 'so what' attitude.
I completely back my parents choice, and all being well I'll get to see my son in the coming years. But it won't be at the beck and call of the UK Social Work team, who truly appear to have lost all connection with reality.
Reading wise, well I finally joined Goodreads and my to be read list has jumped, dramatically.
Editing, I'm currently editing Remnant in the Stars by Cindy Keopp, and should have it back with her within the next few days. We're then gearing up to release Esther Mitchell's Terminal Hunter with Raven Bower's Rag's Beneath following a month later.
So, 2012 has started at full tilt for me, with no sign of slowing down!
Hope your 2012 is a good one!