I mentioned earlier that I got a new job in June. Although travel isn’t a big part of this job, a handful of trips came up in quick succession, which had me on the road for much of October and part of November. I also took two personal weekend trips to cabins in the woods (one of those was a writing retreat). During October alone, I spent nights in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Utah. Then, in November, I spent a few nights in Oregon. All that travel not only destroys my sense of rhythm, but I tend to get overwhelmed when I get home catching up on all the stuff I haven’t been doing.
My own novel continues, slowly but surely. Certainly, the travel interrupted things, but I’ve been trying to take myself out for lunch once a week to just work on the novel. When I actually stay in town for most of a week, this works nicely.
The next series of The Outbreak is more imminent than the novel. Michael Neno is finishing up the last few panels of “The Hunter” now. Then, I just have to prepare them for the website and launch the pages. I’ve been wrong before, but I’m hoping to have it ready for you by the end of December. Also, my laptop recently died, and I replaced it with an Android tablet. I only bring that up because I just discovered that I can’t actually view Prezis on my computer now, which means I can’t see my own comic! (Prezi, if you’re reading this, get on that Android app. I’m your biggest fan, and this is not cool.) Now that I know about this restriction, I’ll be releasing a PDF version of both “Monster at the Institute” and “The Hunter.”
And now for the obligatory I’m-going-to-be-better assertion. But really, I am. I have a couple other posts nearly drafted, and I’ve been reading much more interesting books lately. I have two personal trips to Florida planned for December, but that’s all the travel on the horizon at the moment. I’ll be doling out posts over the next few weeks, and I hope you enjoy them. But really, isn’t this a time to be thankful for RSS feeds? I know I am.