Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I know, I know, I know. I haven't updated in over a year. So here's where I've been.

It's much easier to not write than to write. Somewhere near the end of 2010, I started revising Mrs. Shadow. I was nearly two-thirds of the way through when... the holidays happened. So I couldn't work because it was about to be Thanksgiving. And I couldn't work after that because it was about to be Christmas. And then I couldn't work because it was a new year...

Procrastination. My thirtieth birthday started to loom, and I thought: If I don't finish this, I never will. So I made a calendar.

One month later, I've edited nearly 40 pages and deleted another ten. If everything goes as planned, I should finally finish in August, nearly two years after I started writing. When I reread what I've finished so far, I'm REALLY happy with the book for the first time. So. We'll see.

But I'm back. Thirty years old and, in five months, I'll be a father.


  1. ROB! Hey. Your update popped up on my "blogs you follow" thing at the bottom of my dashboard. Not like I blog regularly or anything. Which is all the more crazy!

    I'm rooting for you and your novel and babytobe and everything. Gonna be back for more. :D

  2. CAROLINE! It's startling that my blog is ... advertising itself to people. But sort of exciting!

    I'm hoping to post a little more regularly. I got very lazy about the internet. It seems like life got ... very startling all of a sudden.

  3. "Startling" is a word good enough to use twice, I guess.

  4. Haha, yours is the only blog I've ever hit the google follow button on, I guess. Used to use google reader more regularly, and now I basically use twitter to keep up on things, people, and news. Also to escape Facebook a bit.