A couple quick things:
One, I've finally gotten over my fear of submitting things to the prying eyes of my readers and have some things to share with you all that I'm putting the finishing touches on. I've submitted one piece, and the rest will follow throughout the week as I finish polishing them.
Two, I've been promoted at my job. I'm now a full-time title insurance assistant, with a wage I can live on.
Three, I've got a novel. Mostly. I finished a manuscript, realized most of it didn't fit together the way I wanted, scrapped the bits I didn't like, and now I'm putting it back together again in a much more cohesive form that works a lot