It's been a very busy time with a lot of changes happening recently. My writing partner Susan Droste has some family commitments that necessitate us taking a break from writing the first novel of the Something Wicked series.

Additionally, my story "Morrigan's Curse" did not win anything, despite being in 2nd place for last 3 of the 4 weeks of the contest. There seemed to be some funny things going on with voting sweeps that made little or no sense. Frankly I'll keep positing stories on but the oddities of the contest system means I  may not enter a contest again, I'm still unsure.

Unfortunately in my 2 day-jobs I've had some other shake-ups so my fiction writing has temporarily slowed. The good news is that the holiday season is rapidly coming upon us. As an atheist, I celebrate nothing, shop for nothing, and bake nothing so I'll have a lot of spare time on my hands while business slows.

Here is where I would love to write a post on budgeting time for writing, but the only advice I can give you is what most authors have always known: drink until you no longer care, become a misanthrope, do whatever you can to push away the outside world and forsake sleep.

For now, that's how I'll be getting my writing done.