Apartment: When I was at the library for a visit, I also spent some extra time in the city looking at apartments, so I've actually got a complex already picked out. When I called to confirm availability, they said that the special with the reduced price I was quoted had ended, but in the end, I was able to get them to honor it. This new one will be much more spacious than my old one (2 bed x 2 bath) compared to (1 x 1), and 1140 sq. ft. compared to 825 sq. ft. And it comes with a private garage, AND it's -cheaper-. And not only is it cheaper compared to my old apartment, but compared to other apartments in the area, it's cleaner, better maintained, and places running about $50 less are only in the 800-900 sq ft. range. So I'm really happy with it.
Moving: Part of the deal to get the reduced rate, was that I had to move in ASAP, which is fine, since I never unpacked any of my stuff. So... I'm moving in a week! Move-in date's Friday, June 27th.
Fanfic: I received two lengthy reader responses a while back. Though I haven't actually responded to them, I am utterly grateful to the writers. The feedback really helped and got my creative juices flowing when I really needed it. And I -will- respond in the near future. Furthermore, the full chapter six of Dark Masquerade will be posted here at LJ before my new job's start date, July 14. I also think by then I'll have a fairy-tale-inspired fic in the Harry Potter fandom to share as well. (Speaking of fairy tales, I'll see what I can do about finishing up "Captive Complications," too.)
Original Fiction: I've been toying around with original fiction for the past decade -- one central story idea, with the potential for upwards of 8+ books. Something about it wasn't quite gelling for me earlier, but I think I may have found the answer recently.... I'm still in the world-building and character-building stages, though.