Humpday Update #21

12:44:00 PM

My last hiatus was long and much needed.

Feeling ALL the feels, getting sick, working on side projects, and just being completely exhausted in general kept me from thinking straight enough to form sentences; let alone a blog post.

The hiatus was initially kicked off by the beginning of election season and all the horrific stuff that seemed to follow. 2016 has been a pretty gross year and I think everyone is just ready for January. Even as I tried to think of things to update you on I found it hard to maneuver around the stuff that sucks. But I did it.

I've been ignoring ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to do with the election. And not just the presidential election. In my hometown of Baltimore, even local elections are smothered in controversy and sheer stupidity. Corrupt politicians trying to run again and young newcomers claiming they know how to fix everything. Don't even get me started on the presidential election. I know who I'm voting for and that's all that matters.

My podcast is doing really well. Like, for real. I'm iTunes official and my Facebook following finally broke 100. (doesn't seem like much but it was big for me) Getting used to the sound of my own voice is the only setback and my environment isn't very conducive for recording. But I'm making it work. I'm currently holding out on an "approval" for a panel discussion at a convention coming in February.

NaNoWriMo started this month and I'm diving in with renewed vigor. National Novel Writing Month is every November and in 2014 I participated with my science fiction (graphic) novel, Surface. I skipped 2015 and created a new account for 2016; reviving Surface with the hopes of near finishing or finishing this time. I'm looking for an illustrator on that note. Know any good ones orif you illustrate hit the contact tab. 

Big changes in my life are taking shape. A new job has awarded me with days where I'm not bored to death and work I can better relate to. Being given more responsibility lets me polish skills I have and learn new ones. My relationship is pretty serious; to the point where getting a place is part of normal conversation. Financially I'm still trying to get my footing and getting accustomed to the idea of possibly getting a second job.

I have a HUGE personal project in the works. My last one was the podcast and now that I've proven to myself I can keep it going, I'm ready to start something else. Although it's something no one will know about until I complete it.

I've been up to quite a bit and I'm finally feeling grounded enough to get back into posting. The trick so far has been to shut out the negativity.

Thanks for reading. :)

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