Wow, it’s been a while.
First, let me start off by making the usual excuses. I was very busy, I had so much writing to do, I had a ton of editing jobs, and a lot of personal appearances (at least for me).
Now that I have that out of the way, let me knock all those excuses down.
While none of them are lies (I put out a book, did a ton of editing jobs, outlined another book, am in the process of writing two more books, and did two conventions and a library appearance), they aren’t the real reason I didn’t post on the blog. I could have and honestly should have found the time to do so.
No, the reason I didn’t was simple. Despite how it may seem to those of you that have seen me in person, I am quite an introvert. Not to some crippling level, no, and I am a bit more extroverted than many of my friends, but at the end of the day, to be social, to put on the smile and make those personal appearances, to even interact actively through social media and (dare I say?) blogs, that all takes energy. A lot of energy, to be honest.
So, those conventions, all the prep for them, and all the time expended working with those amazing people in the writing and publishing business on the various projects I have in the oven, they all ate at my energy and patience to do more. It was easier to let the social media and the blogs lay fallow, focus what I could muster into the direct interactions. It seemed smart at the time and maybe it was.
In the end, though, it’s untenable. The point is that this is my main contact point with you, my fellow readers, writers, and generally interesting people, when I am not talking to you directly, say, at a convention. That conversation is worth having and for all the energy it takes, it bears far more fruit than it does weeds.
So, to put it in the immortal words of one Bender Bending Rodriguez: