Another year, another random blog post, right? Well, in the spirit of the summer relaunch of latenightstirfry and the debut of new content from WelcometoSanKeros, I figured it was time to give a general life update so that anyone who’s curious can see the state of things.
On the home front, Andy and I celebrated our 18th anniversary and were allowed to serve two new feline overlords, Bailey and Keely. I commissioned some gorgeous art at C2E2 this year, which I’ll do a separate post about. It’s been a cocooning sort of year, really, as we’ve really dialed back our activity outside the house. Some of our dear friends came to their senses and fled their S.A.D. and our presence by the space of a whole continent. I’ve been slowly stripping down my comic pull list to just the characters and stories I’m genuinely passionate about. I keep trying to organize my comics to determine what I’m ready to let go of, but I never complete the process. I’ve been undergoing a small spiritual awakening too, which is welcome since its been too long. We’ll see where that takes me.
As for writing, obviously there are things afoot. My short story “Nothing Important Happened Today” got published in the Truth Beyond Paradox anthology. This site is undergoing a major redesign this spring and early summer. Later this summer I’ll be launching my major writing project in truth , but the web portal is already up at WelcometoSanKeros.com. I have a few other smaller projects queued as well, and those will post here on latenightstirfry. Some of those projects may end up referencing the World-a-Week Challenges I did a few years back and are still available here on the site.I also am going to be going pretty heavily into research mode, as a lot of the pieces are still missing certain crucial elements.
I’m hoping to go to HeroesCon this year, but also paint the garage. I’d like to pay off credit cards, but redesign the front gardens. I plan on finally mastering the art of weeding without being scared off by arachnids. I desperately need a new phone, and am hopeful for the opportunity to visit family and friends. Which is to say, life goes on as it ever does.
I’m writing this as Owein sits purring on my chest, thinner than he’s ever been. There’s not much that it seems we can do about it. I’m deliberately not writing much more about that because I don’t think my heart can take it. I need to hit the gym and lose some pounds, myself. I wish we could share them somehow.
So that’s the sort of state of things. If you feel like giving me an awesome birthday present, snag a copy of Truth Beyond Paradox (Only $3.99 digital!) and give my story a glorious review on Goodreads! Word of mouth is everything.
And be Excellent to each other–and to yourselves.