As most of you know, there was a time back in July when I wasn't at all sure I'd be around to see the end of the year. Yet here I am. Hooray!
The other notable event of the year for me was finding three abandoned kittens who are now residents of Casa de Crider. The Very Bad Kittens have become somewhat well known on Facebook, but for the most part I've avoided inflicting photos on you here on the blog.
I finished and turned in Dead, to Begin With, a Sheriff Rhodes novel that might well be the final one. My editor left St. Martin's, and there's been a reorganization. I won't know about the fate of the series until the new year, but I'm not sanguine. And I'm fine with that. I've had a great run.
And speaking of the new year, on January 2 I'll be spending all afternoon and a good part of the evening getting tested at M.D. Anderson. On January 3 I'll learn my fate. I'm about 90% sure that the long-postponed chemo will be on the menu, so keep a good thought or two for me in 2017.
And in the meantime, Happy New Year, everybody!