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 â€œJourney of St. Laurentâ€ 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.
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.
I’m getting over some kind of throat ick that had me down for a while.
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 â€œteaserâ€ site soon (which will include the cover I think I’m going to use.)
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:
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.