As I write this, it's -5C and snowing like mad. 70 km/h winds are blowing the snow around and sculpting it into bizarre shapes, most of it winding up in places where it'll have to be shovelled. Winter is two days old, and it's determined to make its presence known. Such grand fun.
Some people are winter-sports enthusiasts, and they must be delighted with the powdery white apocalypse going on out there. I'm most definitely not one of them. My favourite winter sport is to stay inside where it's warm, because that's where the snacks are.
I am deliriously happy to report that I now have feedback from the Readers of the Apopsicle for the entire series. I'm compiling their suggestions, criticisms and ideas, and will be spending time over the holidays making a new draft that takes their feedback into account. I'm so very grateful to them for their time and energy.
While I work on that, I'd also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays, and best wishes for the coming year!