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Howdy, friendly reading person!
I'm on a bit of a hiatus right now, but only to work on other projects -- one incredibly exciting example being the newly-released kids' science book series Things That Make You Go Yuck!
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Written, Writed, Wrote

Some days it looks like I’m slacking off around here. But looks can be deceiving.

Which is not to say that I don’t look like someone who’d slack off — like it’s my frigging career, already. I’ve seen my picture. I know. Trust me. I know.

But what’s at issue here is not whether I’m slacking off; it’s precisely when I’m slacking off.

Take the Wednesday before last, just for example. For anyone scoring at home — which is a teeming throng of exactly me, I’m well aware; just work with me here, dammit — if anyone were scoring at home, then last Wednesday would have looked like it passed by without a blip. No posting here, nothing tweeted to alert the masses about new content elsewhere, nada. One might make the perfectly reasonable assumption that I was slacking off that day.

But hark!

(I’m trying that out, bringing it back from the olde school sixteenth century vernacular. It’s totally going to catch on. Don’t be a varlot. Just go with it. Forsooth.)

Hark, I say — for as it turns out, I was not slacking off; I was whipping up a submission for the latest prompt put forth by the good folks over at Writing Writer Writest, namely ‘Things I Should Know By Now’. Which said good folks were kind enough to use this week, and publish this afternoon. So if you please, take a quick trip over there for something I feel I should know by now, entitled:

A Disease, About Nothing

“Also, sea cows, Bazooka Joe, the East River and pipe organs all get a mention. As does a SuperGlue enema.”

It’s a tale of insomnia, of personal discipline (and the extreme lack thereof), and of a particular comfort TV show — and it’s nefarious evil costar — that’s become a dangerous ‘gateway sitcom’ into the bleary-eyed early morning hours.

Also, sea cows, Bazooka Joe, the East River and pipe organs all get a mention. As does a SuperGlue enema. In other words, business pretty much as usual.

How could I possibly make any sense out of all those things in a mere few hundred short words? There’s only one way to find out — get linking over to WWWritest to see. It’s much appreciated, if you do.

And if you don’t, or you’re thirsty for more? Well, that’s the thing. I don’t have anything else on tap for this evening, so you’re out of luck until tomorrow. See, even though this post goes up now, it’s actually today that I’m slacking off, more or less completely.

Like I said, things aren’t always what they seem. Verily.

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