School is Cool

Blog No. 231

3-school-of-rock-quotesI just had another school visit at the start of this week. I’m not sure what number that one is, maybe five, maybe more. I do know that every visit has been drastically different from the last. Some times the kids are super excited and at least some are interested and engaged (the others are just happy to not have math to do). Other times it has been like reading to a painting. No interest, no questions, no excitement. The teachers are exactly the same. Some are just happy to have a distraction for the kids so they can desperately try to catch up on work, others are just as into it as the kids. I’m not making judgement calls either way. My very limited experience in teaching has taught me that every school, teacher, and class is different for a multitude of reasons and most people are doing their best. I’m just lucky enough to have the opportunity to go and spread the good word of books. I even get invited back sometimes. Continue reading “School is Cool”

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Under a Pile of my own Doing

Blog No. 230

south-park-season-4-episode-9-1-8bf0The other day I was listing off all the things I had to do in the next couple of months to my friend and my brain almost broke. I know I have no one to blame but myself, but I had to go on an overnight trip to get far back enough to see it all. And that’s not including editing Pilot (which I haven’t started) or my day job. I’m starting to get a little stressed out. Easter was a nice distraction, but come hell or high water, this week has to be one where I work until my fingers fall off. It may be a struggle though, because I’m working every day already. I’ll just see how much I can get done after dinner and before bed. It’ll be like having homework again. Thrilling. Continue reading “Under a Pile of my own Doing”

Interview with Me

Blog no. 218

cur0zshLast week was pretty busy. I’ve had some busy times in the past, but that last run was just the start of something that someone terrible might try to add ‘mageddon to the end to make a ridiculous portmanteau. January was hectic, February is going to be crazy sauce. Even taking away my increased weekly word count, I’ve had to stay on my toes, planning, re-planning, and ultra-scheduling to get it all to fit. Now, I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. It’s the busy times that will lead to my writing as a job dream to become a reality. It’s just busy enough to worth mentioning. Strangely, this week is pretty straight forward. Perhaps the eye of the storm? Continue reading “Interview with Me”

200 is a Wonderful Number

Blog No. 175

Clearly since this is my 175th post, the 200 doesn’t refer to this blog. That said, 175 posts is not bad (and rather close to that other wonderful number). As should be clear by now (given the topic of my last bunch of blogs) in January No Light Tomorrow was release. It is my first book and Christian’s second. It was a lot of hard work and took a super long time to make. We’ve been promoting it like crazy, starting with the launch, hitting some comic-cons, signing at some signings, and we have a bunch more on the way. So far, as of this week, we have currently sold over 200 books. Considering we started with an initial run of 500 (and we’ve given away a few to family, etc) that’s a heck of a start for three months. Continue reading “200 is a Wonderful Number”

I Miss Writing

Blog No. 160

The collection, No Light Tomorrow, is finally at the printers. After months of hard work, it is out of my hands and (though there were expected hiccups) the sample copy is on the way (or here by the time you read this) and everything is on track for a release event. By the way, unless something drastic happens, the release party will be January 9th though the place is too be determined. We’ll make some serious announcements when a few more things are settled. Also, keep an eye out for poster plastered around the city, a facebook event, sky writing, carrier pigeons, and, if he got our lists, invitations delivered by Santa. Continue reading “I Miss Writing”