Hello there. I’m what you’d call A Crappy Blogger. But I want to give a quick update (to the both of you) about what I’m up to. (The one word summary: !#%€>@?)
Writing. First of all, I spent the end of 2014 finishing a draft of my historical novel thingy. It’s a tough one to crack, but I still enjoy this exploration. I can tell it’s a Big Novel, though. I don’t mean that with respect to word count, but with respect to the challenge in what I’m (slowly!) trying to accomplish. So in 2015, I’ve taken a break (!) from the Big Bad Novel and started a new (small) novel. An easier one. One about a guy failing in his career, and struggling with marriage, divorce, parenting. This is my comfort zone – to write this kind of messy guy stuff – and I’ve written a draft of this short novel in just six weeks. Now I have a few trusted readers looking at it, to get a little insight into where it is at.
Podcasting. The podcast is on hiatus for now, but some things are in the works on that front. Even though my wife had a great time doing the podcast series with me, she needs a little break as she focuses on some career stuff. (So she claims!) In the meantime, I’ll be podcast cheating on her to work on this project with my friend Jackie that I’m really excited about. We are currently interviewing couples, asking them questions about their relationship. We plan to edit this into a short series (that you’ll see appear on the Neurotic Tornado feed at some point). I’m reluctant to commit to a timeline because I’m just not sure how long it’ll take to pull this material together and then edit it into a nice format.
Videoing. I’ve taken a break from the video stuff. Just too hard to keep at it right now. Though I have a few Failed Writer videos in mind. I’ll probably hold off on working on them until at least one of my book thingies is closer to finished. (Or else I quit writing them in a nice, explosive way that merits a vicious bit of video-based self-analysis.)
Oh. And there is a marriage in progress. And parenting. And that day job. And sleep. And angst. And figuring out the root cause of that weird headache thing. And the creepy humming sound in the attic.
So that’s me. How are you?
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