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Taking a Break

October 14, 2011

Hmm, it’s been a little quiet around these parts lately, eh?  I’ve been on a bit of an extended break, for a variety of reasons — including the fact that some joker hijacked my homepage recently.  Jenn identified the vulnerability and restored everything, but in the process I ended up with a new website theme.  What do you think?

I’m also now officially between novels, so I’m catching my breath before gearing up for a November push on my next project, Rogue Souls.  The outline is complete and I even have some early pages.  I probably won’t finish it in a month, but I’m hoping that NaNoWriMo solidarity will help me get a good jump-start on it.

Finally, it was my birthday recently — not only that, but “the big one.”  Yep, I’m 40 years old!  For the record, I don’t feel 40; totally still feel like a kid.  Which may be because I was already pretty cynical when I was a kid…or maybe it’s the cool Hawkeye T-shirt Jenn bought me:

So the past week has been pretty relaxed here in my world: a long weekend, some nice meals, watching Sabres and Kings games to start the new hockey season, relaxing, gaming (reviews coming), and getting ready for a new project.  I’ve even taken advantage of the downtime to work on a new Garage Band tune, something I haven’t made time for in a while.

It was a nice break, but I’m starting to feel the itch to move on to the next project, so I expect I’ll be ramping up my productivity again soon.

Thanks for all the birthday well wishes on Facebook!

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  • Lisa Moore October 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Happy bday again! Almost done with Shipbreakers. Going too fast. 🙁

    • Chris East October 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

      Thanks, Lisa! (P.S. There is a sequel in the works…)

    • Jenn Reese October 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

      It’s not a sequel, it’s a “companion novel” called THE DROWNED CITIES. Lots more of Tool, who was one of my favorite characters in SHIP BREAKER.

      • Lisa Moore October 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

        Pre-ordered!