Currently, I am in a hotel because my brother's apartment (and my future apartment) has lost power due to the wonderful planning on behalf of the beloved government of China which decided that, in order to cut power demand, they would just cut off all power to hundreds of thousands of people's homes right in the middle of the hottest part of the year. Great times, but at least this place has the internet (and I found out that the Great Firewall doesn't block DA).
I took the time to log in here to tell you that so you weren't wondering what was up with me. All of my time the last couple of weeks has been spent around getting ready for going to China and then attempting to setting in with my brother, his wife, their infant daughter, and his mother in law (who speaks no English). It has not been fun at all.
I don't know when I will be able to get back to writing, but I do hope to. This is the single biggest change that has ever happened to my life and it is not easy. There is a LOT to do and get adjusted to, so I cannot even begin to estimate when it will be. Hopefully within a couple of weeks I will have the next chapters out, but even I don't know if that will happen.
Anyway, I plan on a regular series of pictures and stories based on my life and experiences in China, so that will be fun and (hopefully) interesting. I will also continue my novel and hope to finish the first draft of the second novel within six to eight months.
Until next time (assuming the Chinese government doesn't kidnap me).