February Update

On February 1, 2014 by Seth

Life took an unexpected twist mid-December. My wife, Crystal, received a civilian deferment for residency from the military. It wasn’t a bad twist, except that we hadn’t anticipated it, and so we were forced to scramble for options. Things have died down on that end, though we won’t know anything for certain until Match Day mid-March. I’m optimistic, but regardless of the outcome, we’ve learned a valuable lesson – to wit, nothing is guaranteed until it has already happened.

In writing news, things are slow. One might think January’s snowstorms would be perfect to write in, but in truth, it meant our children only had four days of school in January. Needless to say, I was very distracted with them at home, but am back to a regular routine. Phillip Zhang, artist extraordinaire, has been given the section of manuscript I want the next cover to be based on, so I might have something to show on that end in the next few weeks.