It's been four months and change since last I darkened LJ's door. Lots of reasons for that, but the main one was that after putting in a solid year in front of the computer screen, first self-publishing and then frenziedly promoting The Bird Shaman, I could barely stand to stare at said screen for longer than it took to deal with my email each day. I had done most of what I could think of to further the novel's fortunes via blogging and other internet activities. A few more non-blogging, non-internet things had also been suggested, and I did those; and then in December I came down with a horrible viral ailment that carried me right through the holidays and into the new year. In retrospect, I think I allowed being sick to mark a boundary between the self-pub process and the rest of my life.
However! Life goes on, so I'm going to try to get back in the swing here, and report on what's been happening behind the veil of silence. Not all at once, and not all of it by any means, but I reckon some of it is interesting enough to blog about. I've made a list of topics to cover. I will also be reading about you, you, you, and what you've all been doing, and are doing now. I hope to learn that you all are well, happy, busy, and employed (unless you're retired, like me, me, me!)