As many of you already know from Twitter and/or Facebook, I was stricken with plague a few weeks back. The dire malady didn’t affect my blog, really, as I posted something right at the start of the death-warmed-over-ness and then posted another something right as Horrid Gunkdom finally capitulated. Since then, I’ve been playing catch-up, which is my favorite game, and I just lied to your face about how much I enjoy playing catch-up.
The upshot of it all is that the blog has suffered this week. I am sorry. I want this place to be more for you guys than it is for me, and this week, I’ve let you down. I apologize. Please forgive.
Please especially forgive because the Suffering of Blog must needs continue into next week. You see, starting tomorrow, I’ll be facepainting part-time at the Oklahoma State Fair. It’s only four hours per day for four days…but that’s 16 fewer hours I’ll have to work with over the next six days. Therefore, although I hope to grace Court Can Write with my presence over the next week, I can make no guarantees.
The other thing that’s currently a thing is actually two things:
(1) final edits for the first issue of “A Consortium of Worlds,” our short story e-magazine, are due next Wednesday, and
(2) Shadows after Midnight final manuscript, back cover copy, and cover art with trade dress are due next Thursday.
I am a bee of much busyness.
I will come up for air, my dear inklings. And when I do, you shall be the first to know! (Or at least second.)
Also, I shall try to finagle permission from my employer to post pictures here of my facepainting artwork. Because I know you dears love visuals. And because I love you, I shall end this post with a VEC* for you:
*Visual of Extreme Cuteness, please click to embiggen!
**Origin of this image unknown. Please help me attribute, if possible! Thank you. : )