One of the things that comes up now and again in an author/writer's life is the inability to stick to a personal commitment due to the intrusions of our personal and professional lives.
As some of you may know, I've been sic quite a bit this year, though I'm not certain you'd call 3 minor and 6major (if they put me out under anesthesia I call it major) surgical procedures and 6 weeks in the hospital in the first 6 months of this year "sick" exactly. I do know that it takes awhile to recover from any surgery and that the drugs being administered to keep one out of pain and from catching an infection can seriously muddle one's thinking and thus writing processes.
So, when I promise myself and others to commit to a certain blogging and writing schedule and then can't meet that schedule, please understand that it's due to circumstances largely beyond my control.
Thus it has been that I missed the entire month of May. I was posting on FaceBook, however, during much of the time, but just seemed to fuzz out about this blog and the half-dozen other projects I've had in progress. FB's nice, comforting, and a horrendous time sink for an actively employed author/writer. But posting short notices to FB doesn't get stories written nor inform people about my interests, what's going on in the FOTS Universe, or anything else. But it's a lot of fun to fiddle away over there while Rome burns over here.
So, dear reader, I promise I will try to do better in the future by doing at least one blog post a week dwelling on the state of my current slate of works in progress, happenings in the FOTS Universe (I should call it the Multiverse since there are now 2-3 different games running and more being planned and/or recruited for), a but about the Hugo Awards and my readings of the Hugo materials, and maybe a bit about what's going on with me personally.
In the meantime, thanks for your patience.