It has been nearly two months since I last unleashed something new on this site.
To my regular and even irregular visitors, I offer my apologies. With my mind awash in writing (Child of Fire and Blood, Part 4, primarily), I had no idea so much time had passed so swiftly. I may have to consider the possibility that my attachment to the temporal component of our continuum. Is consciousness an independent variable allowing not only a variance in the perception of time passage, but alterations in one's physical relationship with time? Well, the Nobel Prize committee is going to have to wait. Before I go proclaiming myself a time lord, I've got writing to do.
See? I haven't abandoned you. I just get sucked into tangents. It isn't that I didn't think about you at all, just that I've been busy. During that time, though, I did also think of many things to write and share. I'd share more bits from my books since some of you tell me you're enjoying them tremendously, but I don't want to spoil your fun in unraveling mysteries or watching them bloom in the course of a story.
I realize I'm my own marketing department, but I make a point of steering in the opposite direction of a Hollywood film trailer. That is to say, I neither summarize a given story nor put my funniest jokes into the preview. Those gems you earn by strapping yourself into your seat and diving into the story. When you're willing to do that, you deserve more than a rehash of any preview. Hell, there are times I consider being intentionally misleading just so you can be truly surprised.
hmmmmm...Now that I've put that into words, I'm pretty sure I've already done that.
You can thank me later.