That title sounds suspiciously like an excuse for not posting here more often over the past few weeks, but it’s not supposed to be. Given the writing goals I have, you’ll get no excuses (or apologies) from me when it comes to writing. That said, it’s not like I haven’t been writing. I have been writing and editing, just not here on this increasingly neglected patch of internet space—was my last post really two weeks ago? I haven’t been posting more because I haven’t had enough hours in my day to write, keep up with the day job, play in the summer sun, and, yes, watch the World Cup.
Yeah, I’m one of those “Yanks” that comes out of the woodwork every four years to watch soccer (which I believe should be called football, even in the USA, but that’s another story). I’d like to think I’m not one of those “Yanks” who then turns his attention back to other things as soon as his team is eliminated, but I do to some extent, primarily because the league I prefer to follow, the English Premier League, is a bit hard to keep up with from the other side of the world. But World Cup soccer is still tops in my book (Robin van Persie’s header goal against Spain was absolutely stunning, internet virality aside), and I’ve watched every World Cup since 1986, even those on the “wrong” side of the globe <grin> which resulted in games in the middle of the night for me.
I have a bunch of post ideas waiting to be written, but they’ll probably have to wait until after the World Cup final is over. In terms of my writing time, posts here are my lowest priority—that’s just the harsh reality of my writing hierarchy—but never fear, I haven’t forgotten this place, and I will return soon.