Well, NaNoWriMo turned into NoWriMo for me, as I dealt with some health issues in November. Mary Robinette Kowal addressed this sort of thing in a recent blog post. It’s funny that you can approach something from the abstract in an interview and then not recognize when the same thing is happening to you. My depression and anxiety had been brewing for several months and in retrospect it was obvious to me. It really is a bastard. But things seem to be improved and I’m writing again. So we’ll see.
One bright spot is that even with only publishing one post over the past month, I’ve still had consistent visitors. That makes me happy — I do love writing this blog and I don’t want to give up on it. I’ve seen too many blogs I respect fold this year. So it’s nice that people stop by even without fresh content.
Anyhow, I’m hoping that I’ve turned a corner and can start writing again — I’ve got a backlog of reviews and a couple interviews to publish. And of course there’s the annual “Year’s Best List” to come as well. Also, the Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner, and Terry Brooks is one of the guests, along with some former guests at Relentless Reading, Paolo Bacigalupi, Chuck Wendig, Sam Sykes and Beth Cato. In the meantime, I’m trying to get back to reading, (and writing about it).
Wish me luck.
In the meantime, here is a link to an interview I recently had with Weston Ochse about his harrowing “Task Force Ombra” series. He’ll be at the Poisoned Pen on Sunday, Dec. 6 with his wife Yvonne Navarro and his great danes.