And… We’re back.
Hello everyone who missed me while I was gone. My previous blog (www.humanoddity.com/thealphabetkid) has been unceremoniously deleted without warning by the previous hosting site, so a big FUCK YOU to datapimp.com and hello WordPress.com. I was going to do this sort of thing on My Space, but frankly, I prefer to have a standalone blog that anyone can read.
So, without further ado, an update on the goings on in my world. I finished the first draft of my new novel on Dec. 6’th of 2007 and finished typing the bitch on Dec. 23’rd at 5:30am, after several all nighters that reminded me of university. at 108,000 words it is just about the exact length I was hoping for and I really liked the ending. I fixed a couple of things while I was typing, just the glaring errors from the hand-written first draft, and got it into everyone’s hands for Christmas. Now I sit back and wait for the feedback. I expect I will go in for a second pass at an editing copy sometime next week or the week after.
Non-book news: Christmas was low key and almost free of insanity, save work related hecticness, which is to be expected. I got some books and Heroes Season One, and a bunch of other stuff, thank you to everyone. Shanna got a lot of nice clothes to wear to work, again, thank you to everyone. Jordan got skis and related accessesories and a ton of other stuff, the spoiled rotten little girl. We (meaning Jordan and I) also got a Wii from Shanna, my loving wife, and we’ve all had a blast playing with it so far. I beat Mario Galaxy within a week only to discover that you have to beat the beast multiple times. I’m plugging along through more levels now.
As a video game platform I have to say the graphics are incredible, and the gameplay is really in another dimension entirely. Can’t wait till I can afford to buy another couple of games.
New Years came and went and we barely even remembered to mark 2007’s passing. We were at a friend’s house playing with their new 10 day old baby. Other than that the year has started in a most uneventful fashion. 6 months left of my twenties, time to get moving and find myself an agent.
Anyway, welcome back to my blog, I hope you stay. I will try to write more frequent posts than I have in the past, it was one of those resolutions that I always make and break almost immediately, but who knows, this time could be different.
Happy New Years everyone, hope 2008 is good to you.