First of all, I am sorry I dropped off the radar. Thanks to folks who sent hugs.
I'm not necessarily back, unfortunately. But I'm fine and I might even do something more than half-hearted lurking. I had some "real life" things that left me with little to no time to surf the net recreationally, and the more I fell behind, the harder it was to catch up. So it became eerily easy to drop off the edge of the universe, and I apologize to you all for not at least telling folks when I decided take time off.
And then, there's the novel. About three years or so ago now, I finished my first novel -- the first of a planned trilogy -- and put it on the back burner. To keep in shape with my writing skills, I started writing slash, and anyone who's bothering to read this will know what came of that! I found not only a great circle of brilliant writers and talented artists to bounce ideas of of, but wonderful friends and a community that spanned the globe, one that I have sorely missed. But then, inevitably my own original characters yanked me back to their world; I am currently writing the second book of the trilogy now, and currently the internet is too much a temptation to stray from some serious work. I'm finishing chapter two; by chapter seven, I should be able to socialize with slashers once more.
But yesterday, I looked over at my studio wall where I have a printout of Spacefall's beautiful pic "snog", and the memories came flooding back. I've missed folks, and I promise I'll be looking in again, as soon as the gods of fiction allow.
One thing I have continued in my life is my constant digital shutterbugging. So I leave you with a few pics.
Unfortunately, I haven't done anything with Holmes/Watson in a long, long time. My own characters are making sure that all my literary energy goes in their direction right now, and the boys are far too sweet a distraction. Oh, well, maybe in another few months Kat and Wing will let me see other people.
I'll try to keep in touch more often.
Love and kisses