There’s a wonderful science fiction book by Bradley Denton called Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede. It came to mind when I was thinking about what to write in my first post in a very long time. Some of you—well maybe one or two of you—might have been wondering what happened to me. I sort of dropped off the face of the Earth without much warning a few months back. Well, I am alive and well . . . even if I’m not on Ganymede.
My writing life went hold back in June as my non-writing life sort of exploded. I wound up with the equivalent of two full-time jobs (more or less), traveling for both of those jobs, and a family emergency on top of it all. Needless to say, that left little time and almost no motivation to do anything writerly, including but not limited to writing itself. I missed it on occasion, but mostly I was just too busy to even think about it.
Just because a writer isn’t thinking about writing, doesn’t mean the writing world stops, however. While I was offline, the Hugos were awarded, I made a sale or two, and I even became an international author—”Hello!” everyone in Galicia and Estonia.
But enough for now. This post shakes off some of the rust, and I’ll be back around here again soon.