Is there really a point to this late night blog entry? Sort of. Kinda, but not really? Most of my blog entries are at such odd times. While most ‘bloggers’ try to time their blog posts to where the most people will see them, I write mine when I can. You see, I have a new full time job. It’s as a full time Grumpy to my youngest grandson, Poot. Yes, that is his name. I know it is, cuz I gave it to him. Sometimes being a grandpa has its perks.
Anyway, with mom having to reenter the work force and daycare rates being so high, I got voluntold that I get to watch him. At 5 months old, he and I have a lot in common. We both have few teeth, little hair, we cry a lot, have strange smells that emanate from our bodies and we both can be pretty whiny. Really, we’re about even at the moment. While I’ve got him beat in that I’m not in diapers, he has me beat in the ‘cuteness’ department…but that’s sort of subjective.
And apparently, we both have the attention span of a fruitfly because I almost forgot the point to all of this. Due to my new full time employment, my online presence will be greatly diminished. Okay, it will be almost nil. Unless it’s late at night. Same thing goes for my writing. But, since I did most of my writing at night anyway, that part won’t really take a beating.
Since I was roaming the halls of this blog tonight, cleaning up a few corners, updating the ‘Works’ page by adding Amazon links to COD, (which came out a day EARLY for those paying attention) and just generally making things a little more presentable, I thought I’d drop a line to those few who frequent here and let you know…I may not be around as much as I used to be. I still intend to meet the deadlines as set forth by my publisher. At least, I will do my absolute BEST to meet those deadlines. We still have Caldera penciled in for a March release. We’re still planning on May for MS4 Blood Apocalypse. I’ve got folks looking at Forneus Corson to see if there is some way to salvage it. I’m currently working on MS5 The Return, and we’re hoping for a January release for it. It won’t be until 2015 that things really get messy. By then, I’m supposed to have a new release every couple months…alternating between an MS story and (hopefully) the Caldera line. That is FULL-TIME writing. So unless I can figure out how to teach Poot the in’s and out’s to a word processor…I may need to invest in a Velcro wall and a special suit for the little guy…and some noise cancelling headphones.