What’s taking so long?

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Photo courtesy my daughter Elizabeth. 

Ok, I’ve recently got some comments and emails from folks asking me what is taking so long with the “Journey of St. Laurent” updates. I’m not letting the project drop, nor have I forgotten that I’m supposed to be writing it.

By way of whiny excuses, here’s what’s been slowing me down, in no particular order.

Tired

Hey, I’ve got a new baby. She’s not a great sleeper. (Although very healthy) While no sleep for one or two nights may equal awesome hallucinogenic writing sessions, chronic lack of sleep only equals frustration when I sit at the keyboard and can’t focus on the words.

The good news is that she is getting better.

Sick

I’m getting over some kind of throat ick that had me down for a while.

Real Work

In the real world, I’m a programmer. When I want some extra cash, I’ll take a side web development job. I’ve had one that I’ve sat on too long that I’m trying to crank out right now. It’s moving along, but biting into creative time.

An Alien Project

I’ve been working on a separate website for The Journey of St. Laurent like unto the one I made for my zombie book Oasis. I recently scrapped what I had been doing, and I’ll be putting up more of a “teaser” site soon (which will include the cover I think I’m going to use.)

Another project

I’ve also been working on a project for authors that want to self publish a book. I’ve finally (this morning) gotten it to what I consider to be a launch-able point.

It’s a tutorial site that has a few (and will have more over time) tutorials on self publishing.

If you want to check it out, go visit:

www.HowToSelfPublishABook.org

The good news

The good news is that things are clearing up and getting finished, and I’ll be able to carve out a little bit of time to write. More and more as time goes on.

Does that mean a new chapter this week?

Maybe. I’ll do my best.

10 thoughts on “What’s taking so long?

  1. No one here’s gonna die if you’re not crankin’ out the chapters right now, Bryce. I think most would understand the stresses of working, being a parent with an infant and a husband and father.

    When you have time and inclination, energy and consciousness, we’ll be here to receive what you’ve got. 🙂

  2. And I think the picture of Elizabeth is great! I wish there were more! Or maybe we should just see each other more often! That’s a better plan – but in the meantime – I’ll take the pictures!

  3. Look at that little face! LOL Totally nom-worthy cheeks. 😀

    Sorry to hear you’ve been sick, but glad you’re feeling better.

    The writing will happen – no sweat – but I’m sure you already know that. 🙂

  4. Its alrght Bryce. I’m pretty sure everyone can understand you pulling triple duty to put bread on the table, work, and caring for the baby. And cute baby Bryce(has weak spot for animals and babies…Lol) And speakng of Oasis…I think I just may reread it.

  5. Crazy cute baby!!! Hope u feel better. Have u tried one of those mobile things that projects designs on the ceiling & plays clasical music? It was a God send when my daughter was a newborn. ^_^ Well Good luck & God bless!

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