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November 17, 2014

When I was in school, elementary through college, I hated missing a day. Whether it was due to genuinely being sick, having some extracurricular thing, or just not wanting to go, going back was the worst thing. Not only did I have extra work to catch up on, I felt completely lost with what everyone was talking about.

So it goes with not writing blogs for a while. I know people aren’t totally concerned with what I have to say, and never even have commenters, but somehow I feel like I need to keep everyone updated. Not sure why, but hey, I like to be courteous in my own way.

I don’t even remember where I last left everyone, but I do know that I had a long blog ready to go back in the beginning of September. For some reason, I never got around to posting it, and the window of opportunity for it to actually be relevant closed very quickly, so into the trashbin it went.

Sigh…

Everything will be okay, though. I got married in September, went on the honeymoon, had the time of my life. It was awesome. I can’t wait until our next trip. Since it has nothing to do with writing, I’ll spare you the details. Needless to say, a vacation is always wonderful.

My day job is great, but management is not. I’m dealing with it, looking for a new job, hoping to “make it big” with my writing, but aren’t we all? Again, everything will be okay.

The biggest news, however, is my novel.

I finished editing in July. Since I edit longhand, I needed to go into the file and transcribe my red marks (I literally use a red pen to edit, something that a lot of people can’t seem to wrap their heads around) onto the computer. That takes time. It hurts my eyes. It sucks.

But it was something that needed to be done. So I did it, and felt awesome about myself when I finished it. Right now, I’m shopping around for outside editors, one of which will hopefully help me make this thing perfect.

So back in the summer, I wrote down some ideas for my next book. I even started writing it! I figured I’d just get the first few chapters written, since I couldn’t get them out of my head. That way, I’d have them, ready to go, and I’d be able to just jump back in to writing it when I needed.

Well, it didn’t work that way. I kept writing it. I’m not really that far into it, but I’m into it. And I’m not stopping.

No, I’m not doing Nanowrimo, I never have and never will. (More on that in another blog, hopefully soon to come!) I’m taking my time, and hoping to do an awesome job.

I’m also subbing stories big time, and editing older stories. I even have a few short stories in mind that’ll hopefully get written soon! I’m reading. I’m studying.

Long story short, I’m being a writer. Doing what I need to do. There’s no major big news right now, but there might be very soon…

Regardless, everything is going well. I’m happy, my wife is happy, and despite snow falling in Toledo as I write this (icky icky snow!!!), things are great. A nice cup of coffee and some Zero 7 have that effect on me, I suppose.

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