Barre chords, still the devil.
2) There was just a thunderstorm. This really is Fimbulwinter.
3) I sucked roc eggs climbing today. No strength in my mantling muscles at all.
4) First Grails sighted in the wild! Free excerpt here!
5) And, alas, I figured out that the first two chapters of May Mazer and the Ghost Ship are totally wrong, and I have to take them apart completely and write something different. The good news is, it's also something better. So yay with that!