Well, I think it’s safe to say the whole ordeal is finally winding down. We’ve been in our new apartment for nearly two weeks now and aside from bedroom furniture, are pretty well set up the way we want it. The only remaining issue is that we are jumping through major hoops to get our cats approved by the property manager. I’m hopeful that will be resolved in the very near future.
We’re both still working crazy hours, but it’s getting easier as we get used to them and also have our own place. From here, Ben’s commute is much shorter, and my work is easier too when I don’t have to worry about disturbing other household members.
This place is incredibly quiet, and I’m starting to feel my stress dissolve. That means I can write again! I’m just getting back into it, but I’m hoping I can have Blood of the Empire done by the end of the month or shortly thereafter. That means a release date of around year end could be possible. I’m glaring sternly at my manuscript, willing it to not give me any trouble.by