Upgrade is almost done.
It’s been quiet around here: I’ve been cranking the handle on the manuscript instead of blog posts. That feels like the right use of my time, yeah? Yeah.
By “done” I mean “first draft of a potential thousand drafts” so don’t go getting too excited. But just between you and me and the rest of the Internet, I’m going to admit to being very excited anyway. I like the first draft as it sits right now, and I can’t wait to get it out there to y’all.
I’ll be looking for beta readers for it soon. If you want to read horrible first or second drafts, I’m your man — drop me a line.
On other news, I didn’t get the “top job” at my G Man place, which has left me feeling pretty good — there’s a lot of management pain I get to walk away from now, which will give me more head space for doing cool writing stuff. If anyone out there thinks being a manager is easy, it’s not: some of the people doing that function rock themselves to sleep at night with a bottle of Jack. This isn’t a sad panda moment for me at all — I feel pretty relieved all things considered.