Also send warm blankets, as it has been cold and rainy here on the not-very-balmy northern California coast.
Two stories in progress at once right now: knighting, a post-Cruciamentum thing. Iceland on the "think about plot" back burner, but it'll start foaming over and needing to be stirred down soon. Send encouragement along with that coffee.
Am also beta-reading something very long and not near completion even in the least. But this is cool because developmental editing is fun. I should take advantage of it more often myself. (E.g, would the Iceland story benefit from a really really early reader right now?) Anyway, neato epic in progress, owe the author more email.
Listen: "Gone Forever ", Ulrich Schnauss, A Strangely Isolated Place.