Blogging About Blogs

Reading Patrick Rothfuss' latest blog (found here) reminded me that I had been neglecting my own, too. I empathize, sympathize, and commiserate with that man, and everything he says in that blog post. If you've been following along, I've talked about my own mental health in previous posts. While I'm sad Pat is going through what he is going through, I'm glad he shared it. It affects us all. Let's be supportive.

As for my own blog... Wow! Exactly a month since my last blog post. For shame, A.P., for shame!

The last month has been a whirlwind. Setting aside the vacation I took (much needed), my podcast launched! Four of my friends and fellow authors and I have put out episode one of The Genre Hustle! We discuss the craft and what it's like being authors trying to make it in the literary world, while trying to be a virtual writing group for anyone out there without one. Check us out here and subscribe to get new episodes every Monday.

And with the podcast launched, I've been able to refocus on everything else.

First off, let's talk Rat. I am (slowly and not very surely) making my way through this latest revision. There was a point a week ago where I almost walked away from the whole thing. I toyed with the idea of a prolonged break from it. I didn't, though. I doubled down. Now I'm back at it, even though I know I have a lot of work to do.

In the meantime, I'm also refocusing on my tabletop gaming. I've started playing on forums again and I am working on GMing two smaller games for two groups of friends. We'll see how that goes.

So that's what is up with me, or has been up with me. How have you been? How's your writing progressing? How's your mental health? Consider this me officially checking in on you. I want to know.

Talk soon.


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