Good God, it's almost July. A few days ago it was, like, March or something.
Summer, for me, is about getting through the heat. Not the sunniest outlook, perhaps, but mostly true. For my wife, summer is about going to farms on weekends that we're free enough to do so...and which actually hasn't happened yet. And when I can be dragged there, I actually do have fun. But summer is also about projects. I almost always have an RPG gig going in the summer months. Two years ago it was the Dungeon Crawl Classic campaign world of Áereth. That was a big one. Last year it was for the Castle Whiterock boxed set.
This summer, as I wait for my book edits, I'll be doing a bit of writing for something else not unrelated. Oh, and one more thing summer means: getting ready for GenCon. With each year, there's more people I look forward to meeting, and friends I don't get to see but once per year there. Fellow author Marcy Rockwell even helped set up some book signing this year (WotC didn't do it, so authors took it into their own hands to get this going), so I'll get to join her, Keith Baker, and Tim Waggoner in that humble endeavor.
I'm a lucky guy. There are a lot of things I wish I could change about my life——most involving finances——but I've got some really good things going. I have an awesome wife, I get to write fantasy novels (2 so far, I hope for more), and now I'm starting to have various writing gigs to choose from at any given time. That's very cool, and I owe thanks to a lot of people for these opportunities.
Harley, if you're out there: Goblin Tails was one of my first publications. Thanks. And hey, can we do anything to get that out there again!? I'll promote it up the wazoo.