That title needs work. I considered "Blog Attempt 2: The Bloggening," but decided I'm bad at titles.
It's been a long while since I've written here. I've been away (at least mentally), with little inclination to write in this space. Much better, I decided, to focus on writing my current novel in order to get it finished as rapidly as possible. It's also a lot more fun to write fiction than blogs, as it turns out.
Okay, so I already knew that, but it bears repeating.
Yet now that the book is complete (something of a contemporary fantasy adventure-comedy), I've got less to do while I wait for an editor to polish the manuscript a bit so that I can send it out to agents. While I wait for that to be done, I've been spending my time working on the synopsis and query letter, which, again, isn't nearly as fun as actually writing the book, even if it does need to be done.
This is part of why I'm back. I can't have my blog showing up in web searches not having been updated in years, can I? Writing here also gives me an excuse to do something other than work on my query--a stressful little part of selling a book, which no writer (and I feel comfortable saying this is NOT hyperbole) would ever wish to do if it were not absolutely necessary. Er, talking about queries, here, not book-selling.
This post has very little point, I'm realizing, other than to say that I'm back. On the other hand, if things on the Internet needed a point, we'd lose about 95% of all content [needs citation], wouldn't we?
So yes, I'm back, and I shall do my best to begin to write once again on topics both writing- and geek-related.
And turnips. Everyone loves turnips.
(More on the book later, though I will say it's very similar to a story I wrote called "Playing with Hubris," which is actually due to be re-published in NexGen Pulp Magazine's "best of" collection.)