Well, I have a pretty major update this time. Since it's impossible for me to make a living from writing fiction at this stage of my career (and, frankly, at my current rate of production), I've been looking for a job the past few months and have managed to find one as an assistant mail carrier with the post office. It's not the ideal job, and will probably be hard, but it pays well, and if something better ever comes along in future I can make the switch. Tomorrow I go in for orientation. Not sure what happens after that, but once I start working my schedule will change drastically. I'll be on much earlier hours, for one thing, and will have considerably less free time. Because I'm basically a substitute for regular mail carriers, my work schedule will be a little unpredictable (I was told to expect to work between 36 hours and 56 hours a week; I'm hoping it's closer to the former). Not sure what effect this will have on my creative efforts. I may be too exhausted to put much effort into them, or time constraints may lead me to better manage the time I do have.