I’m still here! A brief update on me.
As last night’s broken tumblr-embargo proved – I am still here, just not really online.
I have not had the time to catch up with your blogs as I would have liked, but I have managed to get lots of work done. After several false starts and hiccups, I am at the point where I can finally see an end to this novel.
I intend to scribble a piece about how the last few years have led me to this point; how the journey has not exactly been linear (starting with what is now Book Three in my series), easy, nor – at times – even fun. But it has been one I would take again; I have learnt a lot about myself in the process and have no regrets.
Over the last few weeks, since getting back from Killiecrankie, I have thrown myself into my work. This has led to even more effective results than I dared hope. When I am not editing, I have been designing my website, formulating plans and strategies as to my options to make money from my work, and generally being a good boy when it comes to avoiding wasting time on the internet.
It really is surprising how much I can get done in a day – when I am not checking my emails, the news, or scrolling down my dash ever hour, or more.
I will soon be revitalising my other tumblr sites – using alexandermichaelcrow as a more conventional tumblr; reblogging things other people post I believe to be of interest and/or importance. I have started drafting some new pages for my a-fall-in-time tumblr too, to keep my wilderness adventures separate and accessible. These include the alterations I made to my shelter in 2011; building an oven and raised hearth, making shelves from fish boxes etc. All this will also be linked to and referenced on my personal website.
I am also grouping and sorting photos on my flickr feed, in order to share more of these with the world at large. Twitter and (maybe, as I am NOT a fan) facebook will/may follow at some point soon too, along with other sites I deem worth investing time and effort in – Goodreads a notable case in point.
I will keep this tumblr as it is – for adding my own words and pictures to share with you. It is not really a secret site, but it is perhaps a little harder to link to my name than the others. I do not follow many people from here, as I do with alexandermichaelcrow, for example, and I would prefer to keep it this way – more cosy and friendly.
I hope the above makes some sort of sense (I got to bed late, thanks to the Merry Dancers, and then got up really early too – my brain is currently frazzled and caffeine-laced), and goes a little way to explain my recent absence. I have not forgotten you!