Yep. Par for the course: early on the May update, no June update, and late on the July update.
I’ve been busy with Fright Club. You know how it is; you can’t talk about Fright Club. I can say that I was worried about it originally, but it turned out to be a great experience and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I did a lot of writing for it, but not much writing outside of it. I miss it already, but I am looking forward to getting back to my regular writing. One of the things I learned from the group is that I could be writing a lot more. I know I could never keep up the frenetic pace on a regular basis, but I could definitely be writing more than I do now!
Even though I’m done with Fright Club, it doesn’t mean I’m not still biting off more than I can chew. In addition to my day job and writing short stories, I’m also in the middle of home renovations (which I insanely started while in Fright Club) with an eye toward selling my home and moving. I apologize in advance if all my future stories focus on the horror of home renovations. Stephen King has The Mangler; maybe I’ll have The Sander! The Circular Saw! Maybe my character will be walled up behind the wainscoting. Maybe my protagonist will be attacked by killer bugs freed when they remove the 1970s paneling from their basement rec room.
As if that weren’t enough, I’m returning to classes in the fall to pursue the unfinished business of a degree. I suspect when I return to classes, I’m going to be sitting in a class full of optimistic English majors thirty years younger than I am, and I bet I’m going to feel a bit like Quint at the Amity town meeting. “I’ve seen things, Chief.”
So, in short, expect the next update sometime in 2025, lol.