After being a month or more without my main computer, after it's crash, I'm getting back on track. I lost the entire issue of the Steampunk Fissure issue due to be released later this year as well as all of my new writing on Shaman in Exile (I think I have most of it in hard copy, so will have to retype it.) But so far I think that's all. I may have lost some later bits of Foxglove Broadsides.
So this week I plan to get back into digging around in those folders and finish Shaman in Exile so I can get into editing the second in the Shaman series.
I'm gaining more and more hours at work so that's taking up a lot of time. There's a good bit of work I do at home even. Setting up a new art program for a head injury and spinal cord center is a lot more work than I imagined, but it's fun and valuable and I have the bulk of the planning stages and supply gathering finished so now it's down to implementation. So far everyone seems to be enjoying it and I go home feeling very satisfied at the end of the day knowing that amazing things can happen in the alembic of a group art studio.
I'm also taking some personal time to work on my own art journals again, as well as make some for the steampunk world. Those are a ton of fun. And thanks to Nick Valentino, author of Thomas Riley, for awarding me a set of goggles in his twitter contest! Wow! That's so incredible, especially with the timing, since I don't own a pair and was going to scout out a mechanic at the Upstate Steampunk Meetup and commission a pair. I'm already honored to wear the crew credentials and flight patch (now on my poison bag) of the airship, Blood Countess.