Welcome back, strangers!
Did you have a good hiatus?
Things on this end aren't far from where you left them. I'm still editing the book and looking for agents and publishers. It's a slow process, but they say slow and steady wins the race (this strategy has never, ever won any race I've ever seen, but whatevs). I'll keep at it and let you know if there are any developments.
If you're in America and don't work in retail, chances are you either just celebrated Thanksgiving or at least had a couple of days off. I love Thanksgiving. It usually means spending time with people I enjoy and eating traditional American foods like Doritos and things that come in casserole form.
Of course, moderation is a bit of a problem for me when it comes to said traditional edibles. But then again, I live by the mantra: "All things in moderation including moderation", so stuffing my gob until I have the glazed over, lifeless expression of an Alex Trebek wax replica is no biggie. Other mantras of mine include, but are not exclusive to: "Live free or don't", "Your Mother", "Death before the grave" and "I think I'd better not".
Anyhoo, I ate too much. I don't know about you, but my food comas tend to last from Thanksgiving Day until around January 2nd. They also tend to range in severity from "Food Malaise" to "Food Blackout" (one minute you're eating, the next you wake up in another state wearing a Cleveland Browns jacket you've never seen before). Good food and time off tend only to exacerbate my cravings for both of those things, so between November whatever and January 2nd, my productivity is about as low as my cholesterol is high. I'm surprised I even have the motivation to type this.
A germane train of thought can be as difficult to grab as a hard boiled egg when your fingers are covered with Crisco. Where was I?
Oh, yeah, food, family, and "Saturday" edits. This was the original panel from page 4:
Sorry. I fell asleep on the keys for a minute.
I'll keep at it and drop in periodically to check in and say hello. Hope your holidays went/are going/will go well.