I don't make New Year's resolutions. I gave up on that a long time ago. I'd make a long list of things I was determined to do in the coming year...and I'd inevitably blow it before January 31st. But this year, there will be change. Some of them will be necessary.
2016 wasn't my best year, and not only because of the presidential election (though that was definitely not something to celebrate). No...there were multiple health issues. My blood pressure wasn't being controlled by the medications I was taking, so there were changes to be made. I already take so many different meds that if pharmacies qualified for government bailouts, I'd apply.
My eyesight is getting worse. I've dictated material off and on in the past, but the time came to finally get serious about it. We have a 40" TV. I told Collin it's time to start shopping for a bigger screen. And the arthritis in my knees has taken up residence in my hips, hands, shoulders and spine. The spine issues are complicated. My doctor tells me the nerves are being affected by that, which is causing certain areas of skin to feel like they've been soaked in Novocaine. No fun.
Arthritis has also visited Collin--but in his case, it was a blessing in disguise. Settled in his feet, it was no longer possible for him to continue working at IHOP, on his feet all day. He now works and takes his college courses at home. And I have him back as a collaborator! We've already started working together on Sucker-Punched, which will no longer be serialized.
Serialization doesn't work for me, anyway. I should have realized it wouldn't. I have never written any of my books from page one to The End in any kind of order. I write like I'm making a patchwork quilt, piecing a book together once I have enough scenes to make it work. Oh, well.
Where does that leave An Army of Angels? I honestly don't know. I want to finish it, but as a serial, there are still a lot of gaps. As a series of novels, I'd have to figure out how to deal with overlapping chronologies.
I now have three blogs--two here at Blogger and one at WordPress. Not easy to keep up with three blogs and do three posts a week at two of them, especially with blog readership declining. But I'll maintain this one...and post when I have something to say. As for the other two, we'll see.
And on a final note, Creativia is now doing free ebook promos! The Unicorn's Daughter is currently available!