Oct. 17th, 2018

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I have to admit being obsessed with Path of the Dragonfly at the moment. It'll wear off. Someday.

Yesterday I sent the signed copies that friends asked me for. My brother Bobby ordered three!

I'm re-reading the book now, to pick up things I need to add to the Vale manual. It's been so long since I read it that I can clearly see how I've changed the Vale itself, as I developed it through stories. For example, it's more traditionally male-centric than it should be. Although I do have female warriors, all but one of the lords is male. I've improved since then. But the story has captivated me again. I think Randi's right, it is my best story so far.

It's funny - my eyesight has changed so that I can hardly see to write this, even with my glasses; I'm going to need two teeth extracted, and to figure out how I'm going to afford the plates I want; I have bulging disks and a pinched nerve, and I'm going to physical therapy on Friday; and it's been raining a lot here, so we have leaks all over the house. Yet all I can think of is Dragonfly. I'm nuts.

Hurricane Michael went directly over my dad's and sister's houses. Literally, the eye went over - my dad walked outside into it. The area around them was devastated, but my dad's house only sustained minor damage, and as far as I know, my sister's house is fine. I worried most about her house, because it's a double-wide on stilts, essentially. My dad, his wife, and some neighbors sat it out, but my sister went inland. As it stands now, they have generators and are in pretty good shape, although phone service is impossible. I get my news from Bobby, who's gone down there to help.