Hey there, everybody. It’s me. You remember me, don’t you? No? Uh, well, this is still my blog, the last time I checked. The last time I checked was two months ago? Wow. Okay. Maybe you have a point.
I’ve been pretty gosh darn busy this winter, and every time I think about putting up another post, I somehow find myself distracted by a million other things. See, I’ve moved up the ladder at my day job since the beginning of the year, and I’ve been so run off my feet with things to do that I don’t have much time left to squeeze in a good article or two on a regular basis.
That’s a pretty sorry excuse, and one I’ve used plenty of times before. But here’s the thing: just because I’m not actively posting on Inkless doesn’t mean I’m ignoring you. I read all your comments and value each one of your follows and likes. You guys always make my day.
It’s true that I have less time to focus on my writing career, such as it is. I’m trying to use those moments well. So I’ve decided that it makes more sense to put my novels first and my blog second. I’m using my time to edit, rewrite, create, and brainstorm, which has always been one of my greatest joys in life.
For those of you who enjoy Inkless but don’t read my books, that’s probably not much consolation, and I do apologize. But for the few of you who are looking forward to Dark the Chains of Treason, the next installment in the Paderborn Chronicles, that’s pretty good news.
I’m hoping – hoping – to be able to publish it by the late spring or early summer. It’s in really good shape so far, and I think it’s going to be a firecracker. I’m just going to have to ask for your patience while I get used to my new responsibilities and work out a new pattern for getting things done.
This whole process is not necessarily being helped by the fact that I’m heading out to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks, mostly for a major work-related conference but also for a mini photography tour of the Southwest. I’ll be hitting Zion National Park and Antelope Canyon, among other things, and I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait to share my pictures and adventures.
So that’s where we stand for the moment. Please be assured that I am making progress. It’s not ideal to be so scatterbrained about it, but I can only do my best. Thank you for being so understanding – it really means a lot to me as I slog through the daily grind.
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