I intended to post relatively slowly this year -- maybe a couple times a month. But as you see, I haven't posted in two months. Oops.
First I had some problems with my audio production, and I had to scramble to catch back up again... and then, just as I was about to get going....
I got called to Jury Duty.
And I was seated on a major case.
And jury duty, while you're on it, is like Fight Club -- you can't talk about it. Not to anyone. Not even to other jurors. (Not until they lock you into that little room to duke it out.)
Also, jury duty is a very restrictive full time job. Not an onerous job, but certainly a serious one with heavy responsibility. A job you can't unwind by talking about after a day's work. I was surprised how how compressed I got even in a relatively short period of time. I gained weight and got hooked on computer games again.
The good news is, I have a whole lot of interesting material for the blog. The bad news is that I haven't completely caught up with all the balls I dropped at the start of this.
I have decided to slow my podcast to every other week until I get caught up with other things. I have not only an interesting series of posts about jury duty, and maybe some creative non-fiction relating to the case, but I also am continuing with my Xtreme Outlining experiment, and I want to report to you on that. Plus a number of miscellaneous blog posts...
And yes, I haven't forgotten that I promised my thoughts on what one can do to revive a flagging genre (even if the genre is really already recovering on its own) -- I've got a draft of that post. I just don't have my head in that place any more. I have to get back into gear before I post that one.
See you in the funny papers.