Wow. I can't believe it's been a full year since I updated here. Sorry bout that.
The last year was rough. But the year before it was far rougher. This year, I've made a lot of improvements. I've finally gotten back on my feet, mostly.
I'm still not making art much. My wrists have a condition called De Quervain's Syndrome. It makes a lot of pain in my wrists that is worse with holding a pencil. But I can type at least.
So I'm not going to get long-winded, but here's a few highlights:
1. I have solved several of my severe health issues.
2. I have come to terms with my gender identity. (Yay!)
3. I'm happy to announce that I've taken up writing and am 1/3 of the way through my first novel, writing at a super fast pace.
4. I'm preparing to move to Portland, OR some time later this year.
5. I do at least still sketch sometimes, and I'm working on photomanipulating my book cover.
6. Gay marriage has finally been legalized in my home state, and my partner of 14 years said yes.
So there's a lot of positive notes!
I'm expecting to publish my first novel within the next few months. It'll be the first book in an Urban Fantasy series with a snarky lesbian MC.
I have a website here: DarksbaneBooks.com
where my wife and I will be presenting our books together. Please sign up for my mailing list if you'd like updates on when our books are published!
My wife's series will be a Space Opera with several LGBTQIA characters as well. (And let me tell you, it's based on the best story we've ever come up with.)
You can get updates from both of us if you join the mailing list on my site.
Also, I'm currently looking for beta readers! If you'd take interest in reading our stuff for free, helping us make it better, receiving credits and thanks, and/or just being a part of our creation process, and have time to commit to the project, please check out my forum post for full details: forum.deviantart.com/community…
That's all for now, I suppose.
My life has pretty much turned upside down in the past couple of years. I'm hoping it keeps turning.
I miss you guys. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me through my really dark places. I'm hoping that the darkness stays at bay. I'm really enjoying being a whole person again.