Yes, once again it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted. Sorry, but adjusting back to a regular day job has been trickier than I anticipated. The problem isn’t the job. Its my lack of focus. It seems that Wednesday keeps sneaking up on me and is past before I realize I was supposed to write my blog post.
This time I decided to try working on the post Tuesday night, while I was thinking about it, before I let another week slide past me yet again. It might not be a long post, but at least I’ll get something out there. It’s almost a symbolic thing, or an exercise in self-discipline, but each time I miss a Website Wednesday, I feel like I’ve dropped the ball.
So I’ll write it now, and schedule it to publish Wednesday morning. Ain’t I the clever one? Okay, not so much. Anyway, here’s a quick synopsis of recent events in the world of Jeff Brackett:
Work – As I said in the last post, I’m back in the saddle with the old IT career. In fact, they’re talking about possibly extending my contract with enough work to keep me busy for a few months. Yes, it’s going to slow the writing. But it’s also going to help pay some bills. And in the long run, the longer I can pay the bills, the better my chances of keeping the writing going. So if I have to slow it down short-term, in order to keep going long-term, I’ll happily do so.
Writing – Payne and Suffering is moving, slowly but surely. The story is now pushing to be let out. And while the timing isn’t perfect, what with the new job slowing things down a bit, it nevertheless feels pretty freaking awesome to have Amber Payne and Richard Kayani rumbling around in my head. And what’s this? They’ve brought company… new characters! Are the new guys good? Are they bad? Who knows? I sure don’t.
Personal – We’re trying to get a little culture in the Brackett household. Last weekend we got the opportunity to go to the ballet. Yes, I know. The idea of me and culture sharing room in the same sentence is a little shocking. Want to know what’s even more shocking? The fact that I actually enjoyed it. I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be more such outings in the future.
Also on the personal front, the weather has been pretty awesome lately, and we’ve tried to take advantage of it. Weekend before last, we went to the Rogers County Fair. The highlight of the outing for us was the dog show. Here’s a tiny glimpse of the fun. I would have posted a longer piece, but there seems to be a size limit on the files I upload, and all my other clips exceed the limit. Sorry.
Then last weekend we got out to the lake to enjoy it for a short while. Of course the first cool front of fall is moving through as I write this, so we’ll see how the weather holds up over the next week or so.
And since I’m writing this on my laptop, as my battery tells me that it’s about to die on me, I think that’s going to be all for now. So as always, I wish you well, stay safe, and I’ll try to post again next week. Talk to you later.