Party people in the place to be! Throw yo hands up! Throw yo hands up! Ooohh, wrong blog, huh? My bad. Thought you logged onto The Heat, Sirius channel 47, didn’t ya? Truth is, I’ve been gone so long, I forgot what channel I’m on. Or what I’m supposed to be writing.
And that, my friends, is the crux of what we’re talking about today.
Let me get the preliminaries out the way. Things are looking up on this end: my wife has a (relatively) clean bill of health and just has to get through recovery. She is, honestly, the worst patient ever and I have never yelled so much for someone to sit the fuck down since the Honey Badger bit her teacher for taping her shoes to her feet. Yeah, that shit really happened: when the Honey Badger was a preschooler, she had a tough time following directions and kept taking her shoes off. Her teacher, the fucking adult, finally had it and taped her shoes to her feet. Duct tape to skin. She was pissed! Next day, he went to tell her Hi and she bit the shit outta that man! Drew blood and everything. I call it playground justice.
Anyway, things are on the up and up and I’m at the end of my extended remix Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman impression. My two weeks are up and, on Monday, me and the Day Job Dragon will rejoin our game again. My Mac is back…and that means me and my new book, Come Hell or High Water, are butt buddies again. You might have heard I’m also having a passionate illicit affair with another work-in-progress (that’s WIP to you non-writers)—she got a nice appendix and a great table of contents. She’s young though, all YA and shit—it won’t last but it’s fun for now. Anyway, that’s what’s going on in the outside world.
Question is, what should be going on here?
• Go back to giving you those doses of villainy goodness? I know you like the dark stuff, that that’s what keeps you coming back. I have a lengthy list of potentials I haven’t discussed yet.
• Hit you with some heroes. Say what? Yeah, I like good guys too. Like 4 of them. Well, more than 4 (I did actually list out my Top Ten heroes recently)—you wanna know what I really think about those tights-wearing, cape-clad SOBs who give their heart and soul for truth, justice and the American way?
• Give you a serial? I didn’t do NaNoWriMo this year but I do know the value of writing something on a regular basis. I have plenty of ideas and I’m happy to share.
So folks, that’s the deal. Tell me what you wanna see/read and I’ll make it happen. And thanks for hanging with me during my little hiatus. I can’t stress enough how much I appreciate it.
I think the heroes thing would be interesting, but maybe focus on how their flaws contribute to their greatness, rather than just on how good they are.