|This can't be our actual status report since it clearly shows we actually have a budget.|
For those of you who are not so excited about me publishing the LARP I ran at Kublacon, I appreciate your patience as I finish up this project. It'll be tucked away into the deep dark crevasses of The Reliquary and we'll be back to our usual shenanigans soon. I know it's not "fiction" in the typical sense of the word, and I know that my own creative writing isn't as popular as a snarky listicle or social justice rant, but I take care of an 18 month old and work as a teacher, so writing is very much a careful allocation of time and energy resources. I often have to decide if I'm writing a really slamming article OR working on fiction in a given week.
There may be more "artsy phases" ahead since I really don't seem to be able to blog and write fiction with a toddler in tow, but I will try to spread them out with some regular blogging. If only these damn things would fix themselves dinner once in a while. What is THAT about?
I have a couple more characters and a couple more notes to post for the LARP. I should have that finished by this weekend along with some final thoughts. In particular, thank you to subscribed folks for your patience while I posted two and three characters a day. Because of that, not only was I able to survive a weekend of watching the little guy solo for the first time ever, but this also won't drag out half way to July. I should be able to finish things up by this weekend while only publishing one bit of the larp as a second post each day.
I'd like to direct your attention to our latest poll. (Best world building in fiction.)
We are currently in the nomination process, and I can already tell you that this poll is going to be fricken EPIC. There are already DOZENS of nominations and lots of seconds. So hop over there and add your two cents, or just second what you want to see go on. (Or third it. Or fourth it....) Because if a FEW titles get multiple "seconds" I might just cull everything without multiple seconds to keep the poll from going into semifinal or even quarterfinal rounds.
As usual, it's up to YOU. So if you want every damned world on that poll for a three-month battle royale, be sure to second everything you feel deserves to be on the poll.
I'm teaching summer school again. Yes, really.
I know I said I wasn't going to, and I was going to take the time off and focus on writing this summer, but the family jumped in and pretty much insisted that $35/hr gigs were not to be written off and that they would get me enough back up in the form of housecleaning and kid care that I would not have a summer like the last one (when I was working 60 hour weeks before I ever sat down to write a word). This might be my "Charlie Brown trusting that Lucy won't pull the ball this time" moment, but by fucking Jove, let's give it the old college try. My retirement fund is mostly a dilapidated 401k from my restaurant managing days (that vaguely resembles the burnt cat from Hercules), and some discretionary income I've managed to squirrel away into CDs, so an infusion of real money into an IRA or something now that I'm ~coughnotinmythirtiesanymorecough~ is kind of a no brainer. And I'm sure not making enough writing to buy a retirement yacht...or even a retirement yurt.
|The smoke ring represents my dreams of being able to eat|
anything other than ramen in old age.
See it floating away....