Hello My Wonderful Readers,

You may have noticed a distinct lack of updates here lately.

Earlier this month a close member of my family went into the hospital. Her time there was expected to be simple and quick, but gradually slid from Observation to Extended Stay, and then to her current room in the Intensive Care Unit.

My time quickly became filled with the responsibilities to my family, and the tending to the possible arrangements no one likes to think about. When it comes to The Only Two Certainties In Life, I would have much rather been discussing Taxes these last few weeks…

Because other responsibilities can’t be shirked I continued – and continue – to work on the funded projects I had committed myself to. But that meant no time to update this website.

While I always believe that stories should come from a point of inspiration, I’m not one who only writes once they’ve chased down and captured their muse. Although this is a hobby of mine I try to treat my work and my supporters with professionalism. And professionals don’t chase muses, they show up and put words to page.

However, when writing stories there is certainly always more to it than just words. I’ve always prided myself on having a prose voice that is fun and somewhat fanciful. Unfortunately, I do recognize that my work during the time of this hospitalization has lacked that voice. The sentences I have written get the work done, but they aren’t fun to read.

That’s not acceptable to me.

But I’ll be making that right. Over the next week I’ll be reworking things and reaching out to people.

I’m thankful for all my readers. I’m thankful to everyone who has supported me in various ways. And, the reason I’m comfortable talking about this now, I’m thankful that my family is moving from the Intensive Care back to the general Observation wing of the hospital. She won’t be home for Thanksgiving, but I am just thankful that now we are positive that she will be home soon.

So, as a cloud lifts for me and a New Year approaches, I wish the very best to you all. May your clouds lift, or at least may the silver linings be obvious and plentiful. I hope 2014 can close out with good spirits, and that any tunnels have lights that lead to a bright 2015.

Once I put things right in the private projects I’ll be back here with more fun for everyone.

Thank you all,

dS