Well, the good news is I’m not talking about the election (politics is forbidden on this blog!). Now for the bad news….
I’ve not been posting new blogs as regularly as I should, but not for lack of trying. Unfortunately, instead of my making this more routine, I find myself having to put this blog on hiatus until the New Year.
The reason is a good one, though: I’m just too busy. I am hoping to finish the first draft of the third volume of the Law of Swords series by Jan. 1; I’m not sure I’ll make that deadline, but I’m hopeful. And, as I’ve mentioned before, I still need to send the Merrimack Event off to the editors; I’ve been procrastinating on that one for years.
I’ve got another project with a New Years deadline, however; I was invited to submit a story to a multi-author anthology. A ten to twenty thousand word short story (really a novelette or novella) with a Dec. 31st deadline for submission. That’s a tight schedule, especially for me (I’m slow enough as it is, and I struggle with writing in the short form so much that it can sometimes take me as much time to complete a short story as it does a full-length novel).
I’m intrigued by the invitation, but obviously have some scheduling issues. I don’t want to slow my Law of Swords novel, and the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas is always full of distractions. The only way I have a CHANCE of making the deadline for the anthology without delaying my novel manuscript is to pull the writing time from periods where I usually don’t or can’t work on my novel, anyway… which is the time I usually spend working on this blog.
So, until I finish that anthology submission (or until it gets too late to submit to the anthology and I have to abandon that project), I’m putting this blog on hiatus. I can’t guarantee I can make ANY of my deadlines, but I can guarantee I won’t make any of them unless I do this. Wish me luck!