Thursday, April 30, 2009

A blog

I've blogged on Myspace a few times, but past that, I've never really seen the point in a blog. I guess I just never considered myself too terribly important.

However, my primary goal in life at the moment (besides survival and paying the bills) is to get my book, which is currently in progress, published. Every time I poke around the web looking at anything to do about writing, I always see references to "your blog." So, obviously, I need a blog. So here you go, world. A BLOG.

The book is called Nebulosus. It follows a young lady who, much like the reader, is venturing into the world of Nebulosus alone. Nebulosus is a wet, swampy world that was colonized long before the time in which the novel itself takes place. The characters remember their ancestors only through history books and legend, as many generations have passed.

Nebulosus is unlike Earth in many ways, but humans are still humans. The technology on Nebulosus, due to a number of factors, is in some ways very different. Human drama, however, will be very familiar.

My purpose, at this point, is to finish the book. I'm not too far off. I'm aiming for over 60,000 words, as per most of the opinions on the web as to how long a novel should be. Considering I'm at 49,000, it seems the end of this particular novel is near. I hope to make a series out of it, as I have a bazillion plots in mind that could take place on this planet.

On a completely unrelated subject, the word "bazillion" is apparently okay with Firefox's spell check. Hah.

Anyway, also of note: I work tech support for a company who shall remain unnamed for obvious reasons. Some of the people and things you deal with in that field are, to put it simply, amazing. You'll see.

At this point, though, I'm halfway through a one month hiatus that I was basically forced to take by my own short circuiting mind. That's right. Tech support literally drove me insane.

I plan to go back as only part time, but time (and HR) will tell if that's feasible. If not, I'll have to find another job. Nebulosus comes before working for someone else. It has to; I can't bear the thought of working tech support for the rest of my life. If I did, I have the feeling it would be a very short life. And, no, I'm not talking about suicide.

My incredibly awesome wife is working her way up in her company, and is making decent money, but it's just not enough to support us yet.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'm going to hit some friends' blogs and say, "Hey, I have a blog, link to it, or whatever you do to blogs that makes them uber popular with enough people that I can show to a publisher and say 'These people will all buy my book!'"

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