This means that I don't have anything special and shiny to share with you all: no clever Twelve Days of Aviario, no illustrations of Buster and his friends in ugly Christmas sweaters or June with a Yule Log for the Solstice ... but what I do have means just as much to me: my gratitude to you all.
Over the last few weeks, I have not had much time to work on my creations, but the enthusiasm and encouragement of my fans and fellow writers has kept me smiling. You have been kind, supportive, and uplifting, and without you all, I would have far more of a struggle getting back into the swing of things. All too easily, I can recall a time when stress and setbacks would have kept me from coming back to working on my little corner of the world for months ... but knowing that it is for someone other than myself, now, has made all the difference in the world.
Thank you for being here for me, every single one of you. I promise that I'll continue to create things that are worthy of your amazing support: of your light in the gray fog of winter.
Happy belated Hannukah and Solstice, Merry Christmas, and all the cheer of the season,