So…what have I been doing lately? First off, I’m teaching three drawing classes and we just had mid-term so I have been grading portfolios. Second, I’ve been painting…landscapes, just like I planned. They are peaceful, and pleasant and have nothing to do with Entropy Gate. After the last two paintings, which will, I promise, be posted on the web site which will, I promise, get updated soon. I need to finish Jessica’s story, Lab Born and the rework the way-too-busy gallery page and the way-too-cluttered sketchbook page.
But I also need to get my manuscript off to a legitimate publisher. Why haven’t I yet? Burn out, plain and simple. Now that I’ve rested and finished most of the music for “Trouble Under the Big Top”, the musical that I wrote for the Jesters, I plan to get my act in gear and get it out there. I just saw a story on the morning news about a 19 year old, home schooled boy who self published and then was picked up by a publisher, signed a six figure deal and debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best Sellers’ List for Children’s Books. Nine-freaking-teen years old. Sheesh!
Another thing I’m looking forward to is the fact that as of Jan. 15, my wife will be home more (that is her last day at the school she teaches at) and I’ll have a little more time to pursue publishing as she'll be able to spend more time with the boys. I’ll also be teaching only one class and the Jesters’ program will be gearing up for their big performance. After Feb., I’ll be even more free to write (as the theater aspect of the the Jesters ends and we concentrate only on the afternoon art program) and at that time plan to completely rewrite Entropy Gate – Repercussions (part 3). Though I all ready wrote it once, I only have it in printed form, as a computer problem and my lack of foresight, left me without a disc copy.