Hey there, guys, gals, and assorted gender expressions. I know I’ve been a little erratic these past few weeks, and I do apologize. I could blame the fact that I’ve been very busy at work (which I have), or the fact that I’ve been dealing with a broken cell phone saga all week (which I also have, damn it all), but mostly I’ve just been bogged down in the snowy doldrums due to the weather constantly flinging itself at my face. Winter is a pretty hard time for most of us in the frozen north, and it just seems to be dragging on extra long this year.
In brighter news, however, I’m preparing to fly down to Florida in a few days so I can attend a pretty intense conference for my day job. It will be warm and sunny, I will be spending most of it inside a cavernous, windowless convention center smiling a lot, desperately wracking my brain for small-talk, and saving the world one data-driven patient care decision at a time.
This means there will not be a post on Monday, but I promise I will do my very, very best to pull something out of my hat for Friday and return to the normal way of things as soon as humanly possible. The key to blogging is to stay regular and stay committed, and I am at least the second one if not always the first.
Also, it’s my birthday on Sunday. Happy birthday to me and my mom, because we share the day. I expect lots of presents from all of you in order to keep me motivated. Right? Right.
In any case, here’s to a nice break from the wet and the mud and the ice. I hope to come back refreshed, triumphant, and ready to tackle anything, including a return to the first draft of Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow, the second book in my new series. I submitted the first book to ABNA this year, so I also have that to bite my nails over. Thank you for your patience, and see y’all next week.