No, I haven't died.
But my computer did.
Fifteen days ago.
I have a new one ordered. It shipped yesterday. It's supposed to be here Tuesday and then I will spend a couple of days getting everything loaded, recovered from my old hard drive, and trying not to FREAK OUT any more than I have the past 15 days of my forced fast from technology.
And speaking of 15s, tomorrow is the 15th day of December and... my 40th Birthday. I've already gotten a really funny (albeit slightly painful) card about saggy boobs and spray tans from one of my besties, so I can only imagine what's coming down the pike from others. (My teen said she might see about prepayment plans on gravestones for me, but since I know she's broke, I'm not too worried.)
In the meantime... today is the final day of my 30s and I am celebrating by visiting my mom and mooching computer time. Just because I love you sweet EIR readers and don't want you to think I abandoned ship.
So. How do I plan to spend December 15, that deep, dark birthday? Well, as a matter of fact, I have a GREAT day planned. To treat myself on the occasion of my 40th birthday, I'm celebrating a new chapter in my writing life by... attending the cover shoot for my first two romantic fantasy novels (YES!) The first set in a multi-set series, THE RYN (book 1) and THE REMEDY (book 2) are an epic re-imagining of Grimm's fairytale, Snow White & Rose Red. (BTW: Planned release date--for both novels--is late March 2013. Bloggers interested in receiving an e-ARC for review and/or for my April blog tour, please contact me at: chase dot serena at gmail dot com for more information.)
So... that's what's a-happening and why things have been so quiet over here. I promise there will be some new stuff and edgy stuff popping up here someday soon... but in the meantime, thanks for hanging in there with us as I work out my technical difficulties... and come to grips with turning 40!