Why You Haven’t Heard From Me
I’m sorry, folks. It’s been awful quiet around here. I haven’t had the time to devote to the next post I have planned (which I intend to be a fairly involved piece on the sharing economy).
This is for a number of reasons, which I might as well list here so you can get an idea of what’s going on with me.
For starters, I’ve been training to run the Tely 10, which is an annual ten mile race held in St. John’s, Newfoundland. (That’s where I live.) The race is this Sunday, and I feel good and trained up for it. Excited!
There’s also my job, which at 42 hours a week is reasonably time-consuming.
ALSO, there’s writing fiction. I still do that! I recently completed two short stories and submitted them to the Cuffer Prize, a competition held by The Telegram, a local newspaper. (That gets announced in autumn.) Plus I’m planning to start the third draft of Taking Stock soon. I want to have the fourth draft finished around October so I can start submitting it to agents and publishers.
Finally, there’s this:
That’s the novel I self-published recently, and promoting it is taking up a significant amount of my time. I have a blog tour scheduled for August, with 20 blogs signed on to participate–this involves a lot of logistics. I’ve also been doing signings throughout the summer, selling it occasionally at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, promoting it on Twitter (follow me there), and launching a Facebook contest to win a free copy (still ongoing, by the way). I’m also planning to record an audiobook, and a bunch of other stuff.
But fear not! I plan to get that post on the sharing economy up as soon as possible, and coming soon we’ll also have our first ever guest post here on Batshite. Stay tuned!