Ah, I've missed the Cooler. I took a little break from my novel for a couple of reasons... First, my personal life went crazy for a few months, and second, I was finding it hard to maintain my enthusiam for the story.

I felt so guilty abandoning my baby! But the break was good. After I failed to find an agent for my third novel (shocking, truly shocking), I jumped right into this one, my fourth, without a proper grieving period. :-)

Now I'm trying to get back in the swing, which is kind of fun and terrifying at the same time. Stepping away for a few months has spotlighted the things that I need to change, and also given me the thrill of finding a few things that are actually pretty good.

Glad to be back! And looking forward to learning about what everyone is working on.