Okay, so, why am I jumping ahead of schedule posting just a week after the last chapter?
Well, a couple reasons. First, there seems to be a lot more traffic on this site and I'm hoping maybe I can fire up a little more excitement. Second, I've got a bit of vacation time coming up and I wanted to celebrate a bit by putting some work up. Third, it's been a very productive period, until very recently and I've got a lot of material to share.
But most importantly...well, without going into too much detail, it's been a week... Those of you closest to me know the challenges that I slogged through. Things that, really in the grand scheme of things were no big deal, but were just those soul-sucking workplace-stupid issues that can cause us, when we're down, to doubt the content of our character, to wonder what we're doing, and to feel very silly when trying to write a piece of young adult fantasy for our kids.
But that's not how we roll, is it, True Believers? No, it ain't. If we don't believe in magic, who will? And when I say magic, I'm talking about that blissful knowledge of what is good and true, what we create, what gives us joy. No matter what that is for you, don't ever let things get you down to the point where you give that up. Not ever.
Because if we don't believe, they win.