I haven’t posted for more than a week, not even a little bit. I don’t like that, but on the other hand, I have a good reason. I’ve been working on a short story, and I found it too difficult to both come up with posts I liked for the blog and focus on my story, so I chose my story. I finished a clean first draft less than an hour ago, and I have to say, I’m kind of a little bit giddy ecstatic. It’s a story that’s been kicking around in my head for years, and it was challenging to write. It’s got too many flaws to count, however, I completed it, and I’m proud of what I produced. It is my most satisfying writing endeavor ever (so far). I’ve solicited criticism and hope to produce a second draft before too long. I am so very very happy right at this moment.