It's been awhile since I last posted. Nothing terrible has happened, except that my traveling companion had to have back surgery, so we didn't get to London for the World SF Convention this summer. <Sigh> We're making plans for next year in Spokane WA, though.
Otherwise, I'm working on Novel 8. I know every book is hard, but with this one I'm just not getting much traction despite a slew of notes. I think I try too hard, and then choke up. Then too, readers are getting upset that Jame et al haven't made more progress. By the end of this one, they will definitely have moved forward, while the Kencyrath has moved back. The pieces for the conclusion are slowly taking shape. I don't think it's too much of a spoiler to say that for her final year as a cadet Jame has to set up and maintain an independant keep in one of the Riverland ruins, so I'm researching what will be involved in that from a technical standpoint. Suggestions are welcome, as usual. Of course, a lot more will be going on with the plot. Maybe I can even retool "Stranger Blood." A visit to Tai-tastigon is apt to be in the next novel, though.
Below is my latest project, a crocheted hanging based on a photo of AZ's Coyote Butte, or maybe it was Antelope Canyon -- I can't seem to relocate the image. Anyway, besides seeing what I could do with a photograph, I wanted to try a largely warm palette with layered batting to give it depth. Not really a great photo of it, though.