Happy New Year!!! I know, I know: It’s been two weeks since we said goodbye to 2019.
But I stopped going online–or at least greatly reduced the amount of time I spent online–during the holidays.
Why did I do that?
Cuz, silly. I have a wife and four kids who (thankfully) still like having me around for all the special holiday stuff. Mostly my wife was sick of trying to talk to me while I was checking Instagram, writing blog posts, reading, writing, looking up agents…watching YouTube videos about off the grid living, tiny homes, fail videos, listening to podcasts, etc…
So, for my family’s sake, I’ve been living almost 100% in the real world.
I’m not sure it’s for me.
How was New Year’s Eve?
Low-key. I spent my NYE with in-laws. Well, not all of it. I was home, with my littles in bed, by 10:30ish. My wife and I stayed up to watch the ball drop on the computer, said Happy New Year! to each other, and went to bed. Are you lame like me? Take the poll and tell me all about it, weirdo. (Check all that apply.)
So, does this post have a purpose, or…?
You got me. No, not really. I don’t have any new writerly advice or updates on my quest to become a published novelist. Just felt like I should check in, say hi, see how the holidays treated you (take the dang poll, goober), and, uh, yeah…
Is there anything actually worth sharing, then?
Not a lot. Still editing and revising my novel, getting ready for the next round of literary agent hassling. Still working on a few short stories I hope to post in the not-too-distant future. Still as handsome as a bald guy with a patchy beard can be.
One last thing. Promise.
I recently learned of the passing of an incredible science fiction writer (as shown by his 5 Hugo Awards) Mike Resnick. You can help Mike’s wife pay off the medical and funeral bills via Mike Resnick’s GoFundMe page.
If you don’t know who Mike Resnick is, go to the library or bookstore and treat yourself to a good story.
Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment. (Seriously. I want to read them, but if it’s mean, at least be funny). Join my dozens of followers. (That’s right–dozens. Mwah-ha-ha!) Check out the entire website at christophertallon.com, if you haven’t already. Oh, and…TAKE. THE. POLL.
Thanks for reading!