OK, that only took 5 months.
My website is finally up and running after I stalled, hemmed and hawed over the holidays and beyond. I feel like I've given birth to a preemie, noticing how my little slice of the internet is kinda small, lacking in much content, and generally under-developed. Still, I am proud that I got around to popping it out before my end-of-February, self-imposed deadline.
I made that deadline while sitting at a bar after losing my job in early January 2012 due to down-sizing. I scribbled on a notepad while waiting to meet friends at our favorite lunch spot, endeavoring to make the best of my sudden abundance of free time. I made a list of half a dozen things that urgently needed doing, then promptly put them off. I did print off my second book and begin the editing process, but that doesn't count because that is fun and easy compared to making important, informed decisions and tackling IT issues.
It wasn't until Star Wars: The Old Republic fried my $350 video card that I suddenly had the desire to focus on my website. As I write this, I am sitting at my desk with my desktop and monitor askew, the guts of my PC hanging out over the keyboard. My replacement video card arrived defective, tacking on another week to my forced productivity. I swear, I am going to start climbing the walls if I have to go for much longer without video games. I don't know how I ever managed without them.
Oh yeah, I DIDN'T.
I've had some form of video game entertainment on hand for the past 30 years. I mark certain eras in my life by what I was playing at the time. Currently, it's Lord of the Rings Online, Star Trek Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. No, wait. Currently, it's NOTHING.
But I digress.
What I am trying to say is that the death of my high-end graphics capability helped me get on track, much like losing my job helped me to focus on my upcoming projects. I don't know if I can find gainful employment soon, but in the meantime I can throw myself back into the writing/publishing biz. I like to take lemons and make lemon-juice, so to speak. Anyway, I am sure I will have more interesting things to blog about as the projects progress. I hope people are still paying attention :)