January is not a good time in Real Life (TM). At work we cut loose all the 2015 projects, so it's up to my eyeballs in paperwork.
Back's acting up. Doctor's opinion is that it's mostly related to geography - my back's too far from my front.
In spite of external influences, I managed to eke out the opening chapter of a new story. It's at the editor's now. I won't give much away here. Suffice to say that I'm trying to do a 'less nice' guy for a protagonist. Let's see how long I can keep it up.