Don't worry, though: this blog ain't dead. I've just been taking longer on the next story than I expected. I have the actual story down. It's just the more technical details that need working out, especially the fact that all the action takes place in zero gravity.
I guess it shouldn't be too big a surprise that it's giving me trouble now. I've been working on some version of this story for years. I mean it, years. I'm not even sure I was in my twenties yet when I wrote the first version. Part of the problem was figuring out what the story even was. It only began to come together a few months ago, when I realized one of the two central characters was the wrong gender.
So what have I been doing? Working at my day job. Obsessing over the current chapter of my favorite webcomic, Gunnerkrigg Court. I got a Nook last month, and I've been spending a lot of time figuring out how to build and convert my own ebooks. Last week I ended up spending a lot of time with relatives--my sister was in town, my cousin was having a baby shower, and my dad's side of the family had its reunion. And just today I got a manual typewriter I ordered from eBay. My cousin's husband highly recommended it.
But I promise, there is more to come. In the future, you can look forward to:
- Childhood friends reuniting on a space elevator.
- A school bully from the land of Faerie.
- A short meditation on evil.
- Maybe, if I feel so inclined, an excerpt from my novel-in-progress.