First, many thanks to web designer savant Nicole over at Word for Teens and my crit partner Susan at Wastepaper Prose for the new blog look! I hope it's easier to read, and the title bar ties into my first book, ROYAL STREET, which will appear on a bookshelf near you ones of these days. Really. April of 2012. It's just a heartbeat away.
I kept most of the features of the old blog design, including my progress meter. I hate that "progress meter" over on the righthand column, because it hasn't moved in..oh...two months, I'd say. Because I cannot find time to write. That is about to change, dammit.
Finished judging all contest entry commitments? Check.
Finished last book review commitment? Check.
Minimized my critique commitments? Check.
Signed up for National Novel Writing Month? Check.
Purged Tweet Deck from my desktop? Uh. Well.
Convinced live-in Senior Adult that even though she sits at home alone all day, she should be okay with me disappearing into the writing cave after dinner and then sit at home alone all evening? Well, not that either.
Convinced the day job to go away but keep paying me? Ha!
Still, I've pulled away from some obligations. I have written a couple of short stories, which I equate to waterboarding. I've started the new Fiction Affliction columns for the awesome folks over at Tor.com. I've sketched out an idea for a new book, only to have my New Orleans characters hijack me and tell me I should write their next story first. And I'm ready to roll...as soon as I get this pesky day job deadline taken care of for another quarter.
Now, off to write about dolphin use in the military.