I realize that the blog has been suffering as I concentrate on the novel. Sorry about that. Anealio was kind enough to say, when I mentioned the lack of blogging, “Screw the blogging! Write the book!” He’s not wrong. Still, I’d like to be able to find a better balance.
Writer’s group for May went well. Another great batch of feedback from the group. The compliments are fantastic and highly motivating – I stayed up to 2 am that night, working on the novel. My goal right now is to have this draft completed by end of summer – not impossible. I’ve been known to take three day weekends, like the one coming up here in a couple of days, and lock myself away to write. If I can get away with that this weekend, I will. That’s the plan at this point, anyway. I am running roughly around 5K words per week, which I then trim and edit as I go, ending up with a clean 3k by the time I’m done.
There isn’t really much else to update you on. Oh, I know – podcasts. Functional Nerds is about to hit episode 60!! That just blows my mind. SFSignal is also creeping near 60, but I split that into two a week so it’s sort of like cheating. I am still having loads of fun with both, enjoy meeting and chatting with so many different authors, musicians and all around great people. It’s a blast.
The webcomic is also gaining momentum. Clifton Hill is doing an awesome job with the art. Everyone should go check it out, especially if you have enjoyed my ‘Conversations with my Cat’ pieces here on the blog.
I wish I had more mental bandwidth to spread around. In a perfect world, I would be able to write, work on the webcomic, do the podcasting stuff and pay my bills without having to spend 45+ hours each week suckling at the corporate teat…