Thank you for reading, Lady Bluejay! I always enjoy your stories, so I'm glad to return the favor.
Many apologies to my long-time readers--I know I appeared to drop off the face of Middle-earth for a while, but getting a dwarven muse to face something unpleasant is difficult, especially when RL is unrelenting. I am pleased to report, however, that things are moving forward again. I have been tidying up the earlier stories in my Dûnhebaid Cycle (Of Like Passion will be reposted this weekend) and the Dictionary; by the time that is finished, I should have finished my current WIP, "Hand to Hand." I have three new chapters finished, but rather than leave you all hanging again, I will wait until the last two chapters are complete.
If StubbornCloud is still out there, thank you for your e-mail! Yes, I know Saelon and Dírmaen do not seem well suited, but even the wise are not invariably so, and life sometimes surprises us. I am still waiting for the characters to tell ME what will happen!
Dindrane, thank you for the kind invitation, but if I join any more forums, I won't have time to write! If you'd like to chat, can you drop by my forum here?
I hope to have more time to catch up with you all soon, but I better get that WIP done first . . . .