My Masters has been an excellent experience so far. The city I'm in is enjoyable, quiet, and quaint. I'm learning a lot about laboratory techniques and learning a lot about food safety policies as well. A glimmer of affection may or may not be blossoming between a certain individual in a lab, although I will have to be patient and tend the connections between us prudently. I'm also facing a lot of old problems as well, one by one with varying degrees of success, and learning to be easier on myself. It's all been a series of challenges, some more achievable or overwhelming than others.
That being said, I'm going to sit down and actually write this bloody novel over the holidays. I've been trying to write it for five years now. It's gone from all sorts of genres and topics, but now, I think I have the core premises down. Now, it's a matter of discipline and hard work to get this thing to completion. The world really could really use another urban fantasy after all.
All the best to everyone with their writing and holidays!