The lack of updates is due to my stepdad passing away mere hours after I posted my last update here. Been really busy between settling his affairs, going through stuff from the storage unit, etcetera, etcetera. Add in going back to work just in time for a weeklong symposium, and I haven’t gotten squat done on Horsethief or Memorythief. Haven’t even read anything new, just rereading some old comfortable friends.
I’ve been stuck on the last chapter of Horsethief for three weeks now, I just couldn’t get it to come out satisfactorily. I spent a few days going through the older drafts, notes, and ideas I’d had well before I started Firethief, and I ran across a fragment that let me tie the whole thing together. If I was still stuck at handwritten manuscripts (ugh, HARDCOPY), I’d still be trying to decipher scribbles from a few years ago.