How's that for a headline? It's got nothing to do with the subject of this post, I am just feeling silly and stupid, which is to say normal. Actually, I've been away from the blog-o-sphere for almost a month and am itching to write something, regardless of how mundane or insane. Although some radioactive underpants would be nice.

Anyway, I've been hard at work on another short story, making it the best I can before letting it fly free of its cage, which is to say my mind. I want to complete a full lot of nine stories for my next published collection and then dive head-first into my next novel, which has been simmering on my ever-mobile bedroom nightstand in the form of a stack of loosely connected research notes and outlines.

And that mobile nightstand is part of the problem. Living in a fixer-upper (and being the fixer-upperer), means part of my house is in chaos all the time. Currently, my and my lovely wife's bedroom is the focus of the maelstrom, looking like that scene from Poltergeist when all the household flotsam is whirling around. And about half of my writing is done there. Well, my blogging anyway. And I don't like to work in chaos. So you see the problem.

Fortunately, we have a good idea of when this will all just go away and be painted and happy and smell of unicorn farts and leprechaun poop (which is actually where they get the marshmallows in Lucky Charms).

Anyway, I'll make a point to blog each week for a while, even if it's just a brief glimpse into my life. Or a lively glimpse into my briefs...radioactive briefs.

(See...I made the headline work after all, so nyah).

Have a great week, everyone!