right in the middle of the holiday season, I wound up getting shingles for the second time in six years.
So, there was a great deal of rest and recuperation.
I’m just about ready to get back to work on There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard, which should be available towards the end of Februrary/beginning of March.
This book will be my main focus in the coming weeks. As I wrote on my Livejournal earlier today,
Writing this book is my most exhilarating, freeing, nerve-wracking and satisfying writing experience to date. It’s a very personal and unapologetic account of my life journey, specifically from religious faith to secular humanism. I describe my journey and explain how and why I left one outlook behind and embraced another without regret, joyfully.
After it’s completed, I’ll be turning my attention to A Princely Calling: The Life Secrets of Severus Snape (I’ve altered the title a bit). I hope to have it finished in time for MISTI-Con 2015… We’ll see how it goes! This year, I’ve resolved to treat myself more gently and not take on too much. I’m going to give myself a lot of space and quiet time.
I’ve been deciding which forms of social media will get my attention this year. Tumblr has been out for some time now (I can’t understand what it’s for, and on the whole it bored me fantastically when I tried getting into it), I haven’t been on Ello much since I got shingles even though Ello is all right, and it’s very likely that I’ll delete my Facebook Page at some point this year due to the company’s impending “monthly fee” for Pages (and, I really don’t like Facebook; I never have). My online activity centers around Livejournal, Twitter, and my WordPress blog. I think that’s enough. How much social networking can one handle? It quickly becomes really exhausting, I find.
In other news, I’d like to thank my friend Horror Chick for her beautiful review of Outlaw in the Land of Perfection:
Here she is with her copy:
And my friend Jen Frankel, author of Undead Redhead, shared these kind words about Outlaw:
And here is the incredible piece of art that my friend James Kersey did of Kristopher Silverheart… It’s about the size of a trading card:
I’ve added one of his illustrations to my artwork collection. I adore his style, which reminds me of the work of French artist Moebius.
I’ll be working on the next installment in the Outlaw series this summer, after I’ve written my horror novel Specimen… That’s the plan, at least!
In other other news, I’ve become addicted to collecting Trash Pack figurines, and watching The Big Bang Theory.
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor