★ At the Airport

I'm traveling today and will hopefully be back at my apartment before 5, if everything goes according to plan. I had a great time with the family, particularly with a certain freakishly intelligent miniature schnauzer who insisted on rolling in the snow every chance he got. I also caught up on some reading, and finished "The Writer's Journey" by Christopher Volger, which I heartily recommend to anybody interested in the mechanics of story structure. I'm already seeing how it can apply to both my work and my personal writing. Speaking of which, "Blood & Thunder" is slowly coming together in my head. I'm getting a clearer picture of the structure and the character arcs, even if the plot still needs some developing. It is on the right track, which is a plus. Now I just have to pull it violently out of my head and slam it onto the page. Easier said than done.

I'll be boarding momentarily. Hope you all have a happy new year!