I'm not quite dead! I just took a vacation that looked something like this:
It was kind of a big deal for us, because it's the first non-working, non-kid-having vacation Anne and I have taken since we were dating almost fifteen years ago.
I'm not going to lie to you, Marge: I feel like we earned it.
One of the best things about this vacation for me was having the time to just relax, exhale, and recover from months and months of acting and tens of thousands of miles of travel. One day last week, we were sitting on the beach at Napili Bay, and my brain said to me, "Hey! I'm ready to write stories again!" A flood of ideas came to me that afternoon, and I wrote them into my notebook as fast I could, before they could escape into the clouds.
So now that I've fully restored my Mana and HP, I can get down to the business of being a writer for the rest of the year, which is awesome.