I finally feel like writing again. Still pretty busy, but it feels like a fog has lifted from my mind.
See, my grandmother died over a week ago - just before Mother's Day, no less. I hadn't visited her for ages and I couldn't make it to the funeral because my research was at a critical juncture; I could not spare a single day, not to mention the fact I couldn't afford the hideously inflated airfare. This, in addition to the stress of lab work, finding a postdoc position, and many, many other concerns did not leave me in a writing mood.
I didn't post anything until now because, frankly, it's a private matter. Now that I've had time I'm more comfortable discussing it. Her death was apparently quite peaceful and she was well into her eighties, so all-in-all, it could have been much worse. I haven't entirely gotten over her passing, but these things take time.
In any case, I am feeling much better now. I've also made a major breakthrough in my research, one which will likely provide all the material I'll need to finish my thesis. With that uncertainty out of the way I have a bit more energy to spare for other pursuits. Like, say, The Lycanthrope Club Book II, a few lycanthrope club vignettes, and even a original story idea I've been mulling over.
Still can't give an ETA on anything, but for the first time in quite a while, I feel momentum.
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