Dearest And Sincerest Apologies

Oy, my aching kidneys!  Life hit me with a cheap shot and I’ve been reeling from it for a while now.

First of all, in case you aren’t related to me and therefore weren’t at the Housewarming party for the new house we held back in August:

I am officially a Married Man!

That’s right, my fiancée and I finally got off our asses and signed the papers.  I’ll see about giving you all the full story soon; it’s charming and amusing.

But anyway, long story short: The new Wifey’s been sick, I’ve been hammered at the work and I’m struggling to catch up, I’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work for the Writer’s Chatroom, and I’ve been writing legit manuscripts insanely all month.

That’s the main reason you haven’t heard much of me this whole month (or at all, really; sorry) aside from a bit on Facebook and Twitter.  The bad news is, as I said, I haven’t given you a whole lot of product here on the site lately; for that I apologize.  The good news is that, combined in the three stories I’m currently spreading my time on, I’ve written over fifty thousand words in the month of December.  That’s almost an entire novel worth of writing…except of course it’s spread among a novel I’d just started (which has 40,000 of the 50,000+), and the rest were thrown onto less-full works.

I hope to be getting back into the swing of things.  I usually catch up to things on Holidays, but Thanksgiving was spent normally with family.  Christmas will be spent working, but with very little to do actually do at work, so I should be able to catch up a bit then.

Thanks for your continued support and readership!

~RCS

What Have I Been Doing?

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!

5. Vacation!

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…

What? Nine Thousand?!

 

~RCS

No, really, thanks for coming and thanks for reading. =D

Shorty Shorts! #3

Hello, hello to all new folks tonight! To you I say welcome. To my regular readers, I’ve got news:
I have joined the Writers Chatroom as a member of the staff. I’m particularly in charge of the forum.
So for all you newcomers, I hope you like what you see and decide to keep coming back. And for all my regular readers…don’t leave, or I’ll find you. I will hunt all 3 of you down and make you read this.
~RCS
Haha, just kidding. I’m too lazy to hunt people down.

Update: BTW, my employer blocked wordpress on the mainframe, so I had to write this on my phone. Y’know, just in case you saw a sudden decline in quality or something.

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