So what does a semi-retired linguist do?

This year, I write.

Between August and now, I’ve written a 76,000-word young adult novel (no, it doesn’t include vampires), drafted two chapters and a proposal for a middle-grade book about linguistics (agents are running away, screaming), and begun working on an adult thriller. ¬†Oh, and I know as much as can be known about the literary agent and publishing business as one can learn in three-months’ time.

It’s tough, but the writing continues.