There are a couple of reasons I haven't been keeping up with this blog. The first is, I am a lousy blogger. That pretty much takes up 90% of the reason. The rest is that a lot has been happening in the background that was a whole lot more interesting than anything happening in my life. All I do is write and look for inspiration in the world around me. That's pretty boring compared to the war in Syria, the government shutdown, the Mexican cartels, Snooki having a break down, the revelation that cats can be stressed by too much attention... the list goes on. As a result, I find I am a bit down.
Soooooo... I have decided that I will concentrate on what I do and let the rest of the world take care of itself without my attention. This is what children do, and it seems to work very well for them. In fact, their happiness seems to fade in direct proportion to how much attention they pay to the world around them. It appears that maturity is connected to concern and worry. I find this unsatisfactory, therefore I reject it.
I have finished the last of the Angelkiller books, Doom Angel, and sent the manuscript to Seventh Star Press. They tell me to expect it to be released around Christmas. I find this satisfactory.
My flash fiction Ninjabot will be appearing shortly in the Blink! anthology from Ink Monkey Press (Mandi M. Lynch, editor) and my short story Jack in the Box will be coming out in the Southern Haunts II anthology (Alexander S. Brown and J.L. Mulvihill, editors) from Seventh Star Press. The NovoPulp anthology (Niamh Brown and Micha Fire, editors) will feature my short story On The Edge. Also, satisfactory.
Interestingly, my facebook page is approaching 10,000 LIKES. I have asked SSP Managing Editor Stephen Zimmer if we can do something to commemorate this "milestone". Yes, I know it's a silly thing to celebrate, but, hey, you take the joy where you can get it or you get none. Skate on over there to find out the details as they develop.
Working on projects for two other publishers, a couple of folks I really enjoy working with. Will reveal those projects when allowed.
::Sigh:: Feeling better already. Til next time, stay low and keep your powder dry.