First, I'm going to be a father! I'm so excited about it that I think my head's going to explode. We only recently found out she's going to be a girl.
A little girl.
A little being that is a mix of myself and my favorite person in the world. I don't know how much better that could get. One of the things I'm most excited about is that she'll be growing up surrounded by a crazy number of "aunts" and "uncles"--dozens of the most loving, creative and giving people I've ever known, and that's just our friends! Her aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins on both sides are brilliant people and they are so excited about her coming into the world that more than one cried when they heard the news.
Rowan Margaret Howard is going to be loved.
|"Those feet look ready for exploring!"--Aunt Susie
Given her parents, that sounds about right.
Second, I'm working at my dream job. No, the other one. No, the other, other one. The one from childhood. The one you don't even recognize as possible because the idea it could really happen never occurs to you. I'm freelance writing with Christina Stiles, Sean K. Reynolds, Wolfgang Baur, Mike Welham, Dave Gross and other gaming superstars on my first professional supplement for the RPG, Pathfinder (the current, best selling version of the first RPG, Dungeons and Dragons). If you don't understand the implications of that, pop over to my About page, or take a look here. My life and gaming have been intertwined since I was eight-years-old and, finally, after 35 years, I'm peeking in the door where professionals live. To make it even cooler, it's a supplement on shapeshifters, the bread-and-butter of my imagination (except I'm allergic to both, so maybe I should find a better metaphor). The only reason this is number two on my list of exciting news is because my wife and I are creating life.
Along with those huge announcements, I'll (hopefully) soon be promoted from CNII (clinical nurse II) to CNIII at my dayjob, we're finally getting projects for our backyard started (our new fence should be up in a few weeks), we're redesigning our guest room into a baby room, and many more wonderful things.
So, I'm sorry for any delay in writing news, and if you've asked for reviews or edits on projects, please bare with me. I'll be back to other projects very soon.