Between my brother's estate and job hunting and personal issues, I've been less than responsive.
As for updates...
The fund is about 3700 dollars now. I haven't been able to contribute much to it due to having to help my parents, as my father was out of work. But he is working, I am working, and things are moving along.
I should have a novel coming out in September, which I will release though print on demand publishing. Basically, someone orders a copy, a company prints it, and they ship it to the person. This will create interest while I hunt for an agent.
Here's the rough cover I'm going to use, btw.
I've been losing more weight, which has helped; my surgeon wants me to lose another 40 so he can get the best results. I should be able to do that in another few months, then it is maintaining that until the surgery. I'm looking to after the New Year for the surgery date now.
I should also be listing more things on ebay in the next few weeks, and will keep updates more frequent.