So, it’s been a while…

It’s been a long time since I wrote an update for this site, and it’s high time I did it, I decided today as I was syncing new books to my new Kobo E-reader (which I really like, by the way–I already re-read Gail Martin’s The Summoner and The Blood King on it within days of buying it).

First things first: the thesis is written and just awaiting printing and turning in to the grad studies office.  I’ll be doing that early next week.  I’m very proud of some sections of it, others I wish I’d had more time and better evidence for, but it’s done and my advisors are pleased.  It was a massive undertaking of almost 200 pages of actual text, which is about fifty pages longer than expected.  It’s come a long way from the original drafts.  I hope that Dr. Finucane would be proud of me.  As or further educational plans, I’m on the fence at the moment.  I think a month or two out from this and I’ll have my head on straight enough to start making decisions about what I want to do going forward.  I don’t think I’m going to make it to the Medieval Institute at K-Zoo this year, but I’m not counting that out yet.  It’s tempting to save for next year’s conference and possibly present a subchapter of my thesis.  We shall see…

I’m not currently GMing or playing any tabletops.  Kind of a bummer, since I really did like the Shadowrun game I’d been playing in, but the GM got busy with school and a social life, so I suppose I can’t blame him!  Andrew poked me a couple weeks back about gaming, but who knows if/when he’ll pop up again with ideas and such.  I don’t think I’ve got the mental wherewithal these days to GM anything myself.  I’ve got my hands full enough with RoA, AF, Court of 12/A World Forsaken, and my fiction!

Yes, my fiction!  I’m writing again, though I’m still getting back into the habit and swing of that.  I still have Ridley and Julia gnawing quietly at the back of my brain, but now they’re being joined by Lucas Ross and Korea Cooper as well.  I also want to get back to my E-557 trilogy as well.  There’s a lot of projects sitting quietly, waiting for me to return to them, and I have every intention of starting to dedicate a lot more of my time to those pursuits.

Strips for the quilt

The first quarter of the quilt put together

I’ve also gotten back to sewing and such–I have a beautiful quilt I’m working on (the top is about half done) that I need to finish.  That may be a chunk of my day on Saturday, since I have the day off work (yay!).  I may also see if my dad can run me to Jo-Ann’s for an hour or two so I can wander and look around, see what they’ve got on sale.  The St. Patrick’s Day fabrics should be on clearance pretty soon here, and I have an addiction to the color green and shamrocks.  Go figure.

 

So that’s about it for now.  I have new products up on Etsy as of a couple weeks ago and have been waiting for good weather and the ground to harden up a little bit more before I go outside and take more, new pictures of stuff to put up for sale.  No new shows upcoming–yet.  I’m considering some options for spring and early summer shows.  We’ll see what happens.

For now….time for WoW and writing!

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