Hello, guys!

Long time. No read.

Your private messages and reviews have not gone unnoticed.

I know. I know. I've been a bit late with updating a few of my stories. I suck.

I don't want you all to think that I have abandoned you. As a matter of fact, nothing can be further from the truth.

Earlier this year, I experienced a really intense health scare. The doctors couldn't pinpoint what was wrong. After six weeks of discomfort, inner turmoil, clinical tests and the mention of the dreaded 'C-word', my rather simple medical issue was correctly diagnosed and I got better. Great doctors ROCK!

Then, I lost my job— lack of creativity. *insert eye roll*

As you can imagine, 2016 has thrown me for a loop.

Contrary to popular assumption, I did not feel upset or scared about getting fired. I did not like my job and didn't find it particularly inspiring. I found it hard to get out of bed in the morning to go to a job I didn't like with people I couldn't stand. I felt relieved. Good riddance. Thanks to smart financial planning, I'm lucky to have enough finances to last about a year. Therefore, I'm not pressed for money yet.

When you think that your time on this Earth may be limited, it forces you to put things into perspective. I wanted to be fulfilled emotionally and spiritually by my work. So, I was in a position to think about what I wanted my next move to be. Immediately, it hit me.

I want to be a published author.

I am proud to say that I am mostly finished with my first full-length novel! If I have my way, it will be finished and available online by Valentine's Day next year. It's been hell receiving critiques from editors and other professionals but it is worth it.

In addition to completing my book, I've found some new work and have also started my own podcast with one of my best friends. It covers movies, music, TV and other pop culture topics. It's his passion project so I'm helping him out with his social content, topic selection and editing. We're about five episodes in and we're getting better EVERY episode.

Want a sneak preview of my upcoming novel?

Follow the KVA Podcast (at WeLovetoArgue on Twitter) on iTunes or Google Play and leave a review. Then, PM me with your email address. It's that simple. The reviews don't even have to nice. We welcome all honest feedback.

Getting the chance to put my plot bunnies to work in fun and news ways has always been a high point in my life. Whenever I post a new update, I check my phone constantly for reviews and criticism. Over the years, you all have truly made me a better author. I look forward to stepping forward in this next phase in my life with you all.

Thank you.

I just want you all to know that I'm not dead.