Dude, What the Hell?

Where oh where have my regular blog updates gone?  The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind.

Aside from being out of town for the holiday weekend, I have a surprising amount of non-paying writing to do.  I'm also suddenly busy at work, which cuts down on how much I can get done during the day.

So what the heck am I doing with myself?

Well, in a week or two the "Unrequited" eBook will be available pretty much everywhere.  I will, of course, keep you posted on that one.

I'm preparing for a virtual book tour.  Basically, a bunch of blogs that do book reviews are going to post reviews of "Pray" on specific days.  Some of them also ask for guest columns by yours truly and possibly interviews to boot.  So that's a whole thing, as you can probably imagine.

And I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I've been more involved with writing about comics.  I've met a few nice, talented creators recently who have been so nice as to show me some work in advance and ask for my comments.  I've also been chosen to co-write the What Looks Good column on Comics Bulletin which I'm really excited to do.  It's a new venue for my comic book ranting and raving!

I've got this other thing which I've been making mysterious comments about that isn't a HUGE deal, but is incredibly appropriate for me.  I'm sure I could probably talk about it, but I'm waiting until everything is signed off on so I don't jinx it.

Also, it's short story season once again!  The vast majority of literary journals are connected to universities in some way, shape, or form, so September 1st has become the defacto start of short story season, when schools are back in session and accepting submissions.  Given that I've had nearly as much success getting short stories published as I have getting books published, this is always a challenge for me.  So it's re-write and submit over and over again.

Finally, there's the new book I'm currently working on, which requires more world building than anything I've ever written before and, in turn, is really slow going.  It's difficult, because I know this book can be great, to the point where I'm almost scared I'm going to fail it.

Needless to say, all of this has left me little time for blogging, but I'm going to try to get back to it.  And, today's my Friday, so I should have time, yes?