What have I been doing? That’s a damn good question. Unfortunately you only have an okay answer, a semi-decent one, really. Well maybe a bit light on the fantastic, but heavy on the meh, to be sure. So before you start doing renditions of Monty Python’s ‘get on with it’ shtick, I’ll just clue you in to why I’ve been away so long.
1. New ‘Job’
In case you didn’t already know, I’ve joined the Writers Chatroom as the newest staff member. I’m basically kind of the technical officer for the group. I run their new forum and I’m opining to get them to start a podcast and Youtube channel with book reviews, writing advice, marketing and branding advice, publishing news, etc. I’ve gathered interest, but haven’t convinced them, yet.
2. New Material
My fiance and I have been trying to gather new material for the website and the YouTube Channel. We’ve been relatively less successful than we hoped to be. The 10 days without a blog post screams of that fact (sorry again, to my loyal 3 readers). I hope to get back into the swing of things…soon…ish.
3. New Projects
I’m officially announcing that we have begun pre-production planning (that means we’ve got things on paper but nothing filmed) for two new webseries that we’re going to be looking at starting. One is a cooking show wherein we will be cooking dishes design for the non-chef. People who don’t know what the hell ‘lemon zest’ is or who look at a cookbook and say silly things like, “This recipe takes up two whole pages!” and “What the hell are crushed basil leaves?” The other one is going to be a webseries wherein I teach you martial arts…move by move. Each episode (posted on YouTube) will be a lesson in the way to perform, and proper usage of, a specific technique; broken down into basic, intermediate, and advanced level techniques. So look forward to us getting that stuff rolling some time soon.
4. Finished Writing
That’s right…one of the writing projects I was working on is finished. I just need to edit it and do all that fancy stuff, then I need to find some sucker to publish it for me. HarperCollins here I come!
Not mine unfortunately, though. I’ve been helping to cover my boss’ vacation. I’m handling the schedule, payroll, and all the crap the higher officers want to throw at me. Lt. for a day, or rather a week as the case may be.
6. Giving Money Away
Well not just randomly on the side of the street, like some people. But I pledged money to these guys who are making a pretty awesome-looking comic. I pledged $40 to their campaign…as of right now, you have roughly 44 hours to outdo me. Get to it! One of the guys running it sent me a personal message on Kickstarter, thanking me (and he read the site, so thanks to him, too!) at 2:30 in the morning. That was nice. And considering I’ve been talked down to, yelled at, guilted, jilted, and overworked for the past few weeks…it was just nice to have someone thank me so sincerely and so personally for something so impersonal as giving them money over the internet. So go give them money yourselves, it’ll make you feel better.
Hopefully we’ll be back to regular updates soon. Y’know, just as soon as I figure out what defines ‘regular’. As oon as I adopt a Monday-Wednesday-Friday thing, I run out of material in two weeks. I adopt a Tuesday-Thursday-Occasional Saturday thing and I overflow with topical posts that need to be up ASAP. Oh well, I’ll figure something out…or not, who knows? You’ll just have to keep coming back, every day, every other hour, to see what I’m doing, right? It’s okay if you don’t…3 readers, times 12, is still only 36 views.
Wait a minute…that’s not right. My views are more like…
No, really, thanks for coming and thanks for reading. =D