Fact: I suck at blogging lately. Or rather, I suck at staying committed to it.
Another Fact: There's been a lot going on in my life lately, and I haven't really had time to write a new post until now. So I don't have commitment issues, just "sit my ass down at my laptop and pump out a post" issues."
In any case, I didn't even realize until now that a month has gone by and I've all but vanished from the Inter-Webs. So it's time for the usual prescription: a big ol' update...
I moved about a month ago, and I'm still sort of settling in. Love the new place, especially the home office at my disposal. It's pretty much the office I've always wanted and never had the guts to ask Santa for.
The Day Job
Anyone who knows me will tell you that 2015 has just plain sucked work-wise. One company I worked with for a few years let me go without telling me until a month after the fact (nice!). Temp work was sporadic and short-term. Great interviews fizzled out into the abyss. Now, suddenly, I'm working steadily again, hard at it like an animal, and I couldn't be happier. My two biggest jobs right now are laborious with a gardening center and a moving company, but I think Stephen King will always win the "worst day job" game with New Franklin Laundry. I've had way, WAY worse jobs than these, so I really have no right to complain. Additionally, I'm reliance script-reading while taking the advice of many friends from grad school to look for a teaching post with local colleges, which brings us to...
Yes, I am finding time to write, just harder to stick to it when you're so exhausted at the day's end you want to (and often do) pass out. Right now, I'm working on a new science fiction story. I'm not ready to talk about it, but I plan on having the first draft ready by the the holidays. I'm also doing research to expand the Document. This mainly involves screening documentaries, which is time-consuming and I can't wait to be done with it. A friend of mine in the entertainment industry also suggested I turn my story Unholy Spirits into a short script. He said it looks promising, but I know better than to get my hopes up on its future. The Unholy Spirits script is really meant to be part of a portfolio I'm assembling to submit to agencies.
And that's pretty much what I've been up to: working and writing with sleeping and eating mixed in to shake things up.