Many apologies for the very long absence; I'm afraid it won't get much better for the next couple of weeks, either. I am in the midst of preparing a house to sell and packing up everything in the house to move to Georgia by the end of May. I have been insanely busy, and barely had time to sleep or read, much less write. This should change soon.
The other reason I was gone was of course, my "March" novel. It was so time intensive that I dropped all other writing.
I am proud to say that I passed the 50,000 word mark two days before the deadline, and have an almost-finished first draft of Music of The Night. I've started tweaking it a bit, but I've mostly been too busy to work on that as well.
That's about all for now. My hiatus should end soon, perhaps with another short story called The Queen's Gate or a passage from Music of The Night that doesn't completely suck.