Sort of. I've decided not to hire anyone right now. So there.
It's been a little rough, and sometimes I'm not sure just which direction I ought to go. So for now, we're going to hang out where we are, and wait for the answers to come to us. If a good one wanders too close to me, I'll snatch it and put it in my pocket.
As for writing, I've been having a terrific time. I wrote myself through the first act without any sort of outline, dropping breadcrumbs for subplots and singing softly to myself. I have arrived at the second act and some of those trails are heating up. Funny how life informs the plot of whatever you're writing - and brings you in directions you wouldn't otherwise have thought of. I like some of the ideas that are bubbling up. And apparently, I end many of my sentences with prepositions.
I need some coffee.