Hell other everyone. Just a quick check-in. I know I’ve been pretty MIA lately and some of you have sent me messages to make sure I’m okay. I am just fine, there’s just been a lot going on behind the scenes here at the Castle.
Sigh, so what’s going on?
Well first, I actually spend my days cleverly disguised as a responsible adult. I’m not sure why I chose that particular role to play but people believe it and pay me money to do responsible-type things. These people sent me out of town for nearly three weeks in August. While I was gone, one of the dead things got off my bench and managed to get into the walls before multiplying. Luckily, Bride managed to convince the exterminator that it was a family of rats or something and not a reanimated mutant super beast.
Certainly not one of those.
Next, after three weeks of absence my list of things to do got supremely long. I had to fix this and that and then clean up other things. We did some gardening and some shopping, all very nice, then I took a nap on the couch.
After twenty years I finally went through my old comic book collection and looked up prices. Unfortunately it seems as if the early 90’s were not the best time to be speculating on X-Force futures. Meh. I always collected the titles I enjoyed while occasionally picking up one of the special collector’s editions. When I purged my duplicates (coming soon to an Ebay near you) I was pleased to discover I didn’t have as many as I thought I did. The entire collection got new bags, new boards, and I’m really feeling drawn to the hobby again. We’ll see about that, though. At $3-$4 per title, comics have become a rich man’s hobby. For real.
In among all of this you are saying, “This is all fine and well, dude, but where’s the Scarydad? Where are all the projects? The stories? The other random stuff I love so much?”
I know, I know. And I’m on it. I have a few projects I’ve been working on but they’re gifts for people so I can’t show them off just yet. I’m about caught up on everything and need to get my Halloween-loving butt in gear. I’ll be decorating the Castle’s exterior this weekend.
In the meantime, the book is coming along swimmingly. I’ve been writing at least a little bit every night and more than a little bit most nights. The story has gotten bigger than I anticipated, though, and I’m trying to follow Stephen King’s advice and just describe what I see and let the story unfold. Seems there’s a lot more to this than I originally thought.
Anyway, that’s about it for tonight. Thanks for checking in with me, it means a lot.