Gosh, quiet around here.
It's been a busy summer. Fundamentally, I have been too occupied doing summery stuff to do much of anything else. Here are some of the highlights.
Firstly, I started the second draft of book one but that fell by the wayside as the frenzy of Other Stuff swept away pretty much all creative endeavours. I have about 17,000 new words, and lots of ideas for the remaining 83,000, but not much finger time lately. I may just devote this year's NaNoWriMo to this task which is, in point of fact, not in the spirit of the event but since the probable alternative is to not participate this year at all then cheating seems like a better prospect.
Secondly, I changed jobs. I had been at NVIDIA since my previous gig at a silicon startup blew out at the end of 2008. Truth to tell, I knew it wasn't a very good fit when I joined the company but since the alternative was no job and given that there seemed to be a non-zero chance at the time of an actual depression it was the expedient thing to do to take the offer. But it really was a very poor fit, and I had been spending an awful lot of mental energy in not letting myself admit that I was unhappy because I didn't see a way out without a significant reduction in income.
Suffice to say that I found an exit. I am now working for a contract development business, and the location is more or less down town Portland, which is nice.
Beyond that, it's just been keeping the boys occupied, and doing house and garden projects, and just generally living life.
Time for some more writing, though.
Posted by Dunx at September 17, 2010 05:47 AM