Sunday, July 22, 2012

do my job if i had some disease

Wow, I've been gone a while. Like, almost a month.

Well, I can explain that. I took an extended Vermont vacation after the Fourth of July to recharge my batteries and hang out with some friends in a part of the country that isn't a disgusting swamp come summertime. Been working on the new novel a bit, but not as much as I'd like, and I've also been reading a lot, mostly one of George Fraser's Flashman novels and Heinrich Boll's The Clown.

By the time I got back from Vermont, it was just about time for Artscape, which meant another weekend in the booth running lights/projector for High Zero's Worlds In Collusion festival. I also helped the Baltimore Rock Opera Society with prop build/painting for their Artscape show, and probably sweat off ten pounds in the process - what better way to endure triple-digit heat than by working in a theatre with no AC? It was still fun though; I love helping those guys bring their ideas to life.

But yeah, I guess I should have posted here during some of that. It was kinda nice to not have much of an Internet presence for a bit - not that my posting schedule is very demanding, but it was good for me to disconnect for a while. I think everyone should; I mean, my audience (to the extent that I even have one) doesn't need to know where I am and what I'm doing and what my breakfast looks like (and christ, are those people insufferable - congratulations, you made an omelet! Now shut up and eat it) every twenty minutes, right? Right.

Anyway, no use going off on that rant again. Back to work. I'll post more when I have more to say.