Amusingly enough, after the mad stress of recent months and getting all my work done on time, our engineering brethren decided it was just too damn hard to answer some simple questions and so the work has been delayed by a few more weeks.

Oh well, not my fault. Not my problem. And there are always more projects to get started on. Fine with me.

I’m just putting the final finishing touches on Bonshoon, specifically the end-note and a couple of little bits and pieces. Cover is still incoming but this one is going to be amazing, so I told Gabriel there was no rush.

Before that, though, I’m hoping to get my children’s book finished and released. Only a few more drawings to do, and fortunately (unlike writing) that is something I can do while sitting with Mrs. Hatboy and watching TV of an evening after Wump and Toop are in bed. It’s been grand and I’m really hoping people will get a kick out of the story.

Then, on with Book 4. I’m just uncertain about how to proceed, not because of writer’s block (on the contrary), but because what with our London trip and our Perth trip this summer, a whole mess of busy weekends and these hilarious work projects still ongoing, not to mention the assorted passport, license, visa and second loan issues[1] we still have to sort out in the next couple of months, I’m just not sure I will get a chance to get it all down within my 70-day window.

[1] We’re finally going ahead with buying the kesämökki from Mrs. Hatboy’s dad. Probably. Hopefully. Lord, just let that whole idiotic clusterfuck-and-bailout be over. Fortunately it shouldn’t be a huge loan.

I know, it’s no big deal if I go overtime. And it doesn’t really make a difference whether I do the draft in 70 days but leave a 40-day “rest break” before starting the next book, or just take 110 days to write the next draft. But it makes a difference to me, damnit.

Oh well. To be continued.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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2 Responses to Prooooooooooooojects

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    Can’t wait! By the way I also finally did that bookstore thing I was telling you about for months now, since the New Year I believe, but am waiting a bit longer before I force the next stage, before informing you (which is part of the next phase) of the details.

    And damn, you don’t have writer’s block? Because I think a book entirely of the Captain[1] would be awesome. Oh well, keep it on the back burner. LOL

    [1] Do *not* let a sub-par color scheme turn that into an entire book on Contro, *wink*

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