Well, it’s been a while. Sorry about that. Not that sorry, mind, just sorry enough that I can look at the entry date of my last post and tut slightly.
I started this year on a bit of a down note, after rescuing some rats and having one of them die on me like five days in. Since then, however, things have picked up a lot. The remaining rat from the pair has come on in bounds, and after starting out as the most timid, bitey thing I’ve ever looked after, is now always first to demand to come out and be held, and scrabbles through my clothes like some sort of tiny clawed demon.
I also have a new job in a library (the acronym of which is the ASS library, which I feel is wholly appropriate) and it’s pretty much my dream place of work. It’s so quiet in the evenings there I have just been using a lot of my time to write. It also means the weird, irregular, long and breakless hours of my last job have been cut down considerably to one day a week, which might account for my new energy and zeal for writing.
And finally after about a year and a half of lamenting over how I wasn’t writing properly (I’d write bits and pieces once in a while and leave them all unfinished), I’m back at it again. I’ve finished two novellette/novellas in the last four months (okay, one of those I started quite a while ago), although I haven’t done anything with either of them yet, and they both need editing. I really love the last one though. I had such a great time writing it and the characters are probably some of my favourites.