I write you a few days after my birthday, largely because I'm happy to have survived it. Tequila is no one's friend.
Anyway, just a heads-up to anyone interested in what I'm doing these days and what I've been up to:
I'm finishing up the first draft of my 2011 NaNoWriMo project that I was supposed to have finished last winter. Life happens. But it is close to done, I promise, and I want to start looking for beta readers soon. I've learned a lot about my writing style through this project, chief above all is that NaNoWriMo is cool, but not for me. Super-compressed writing time works directly against my schedule. Also, Writer's block can strike at any time.
I'm back to plotting the next project after this, a crime thriller called Urban Legend. It follows a masked man in reinforced motorcycle leathers who is murdering seemingly small-time criminals. But when his latest victim is a (crooked) cop, he earns the ire of the police force and the front-running mayoral candidate. A homicide detective has a connection to the killer she's not even aware of, and it drags her deep into a rabbit hole of corruption. It's a project I'm really excited about, and I hope to start the beginnings of work on it early next year.
I went off the continent for the first time this summer! Had a great time in Jolly Olde England, and met my girlfriend's lovely family. Looking forward to the next visit!
The holidays are coming, and I've decided two things: one, I want there to be 25-30 pounds less of me at the end of the year, and two, I've decided you should give your loved one a copy of The Favorite for Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus. You'll thank me.
Okay, shameless self-promotion aside, changes will be coming to this blog, most notable among them is that there will be more frequent postings. Once a week, Tuesday morning, there will be a new post available. I'll also be posting more pictures as well, so I guess I'd better get familiar with my digital camera and phone camera. Join me, it'll be fun!
That's all I got for now. See you next week!