Ye Old Day Job is now Ye Ex Job. This has made for an interesting month, but my friends and family are buoying me up quite well (and even complete strangers at times) and I will, as the saying goes, survive. (I have been listening to "This Year" by the Mountain Goats a lot. "I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me." I can relate. A lot.)
(Of course, if you want to contribute to said survival, have a gander at my books and purchase one or two. Or more. I ain't fussy.)
As I'm sure you can imagine, this has affected my Nanowrimo goals somewhat, but not as much as you'd think. I've actually written a lot this month, now that I have all this unexpected free time, but not on the Nanowrimo novel. This particular project is a fandom thing (really, I haven't written that much fanfic this year, it only feels that way sometimes) which will be posted on the 10th. After that, it's back to the paying gigs and the continuing story of Ben and Jamie from Chiaroscuro. (It is currently titled Cornucopia. Subject to change, of course, but I really like it so I'm thinking it'll stick.)
Best news! Herbs de Provence has a sequel called Thyme: Brave and True, and it has a release date: December 21, 2011. Because I love shared universes, this is about two minor characters from the first story, Dix and Patrick. My guiding theme was Thyme is for courage, and I'm quite pleased with the result.