My dear readers, my deepest apologies for leaving you high and dry without any blog entries for a while. I’ve taken this “become a Real Person” thing to an extreme and have not only been working a regular “day job to pay the bills”, but have also encountered Illness and Surprise Events. While such things are very useful for content of writing, they are less useful for the practice of writing. Or for blogging, Twittering (er, tweeting) or Facebooking.
I have been incredibly busy in the background, though. The Annals of Bobian did well in the Indie Summer Book Awards, although it was edged out at the end by someone who probably has a Real Life already and is better adjusted to it. Alright, it was edged out of the top five. It was still an honor to be nominated and I will be part of an event tomorrow (9/16) for authors who were nominated. Come visit me here at 6pm Pacific Time!
Many of you may know that I started out in NaNoWriMo. After all, I was a product of NaNo and my Figments books are, to one degree or another, largely about the NaNo process. I was further honored to be asked to write an article on how to write the absurd for the NaNoWriMo blog. It was apparently a hit and made their “NaNo 3” list. You can see it here, in case you missed it.
Finally, I’m very hard at work on the rewrites for The Wicked Witch of Whatever and will be doing a cover reveal next week. I’m quite thrilled with how readable this is turning out to be. At least, I think it’s readable. I could currently be on a Writer’s High. The “it sucks and I should just become a peat moss salesman” period is, undoubtedly, coming.
Thank you for sticking with me. I look forward to being better about blogging again as soon as I get down this Life thing.
How do you deal with a Real Life job and writing?