Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I . . . Am . . . Alive!

Stretching and coming alive like the undead, searching for some bodies to write about.  Most everyone here in Canada is talking about the hipster talk-show host who was recently exposed as a covert junior-style male sadist who liked to take women around to his house and smack them around a little. Seriously.  While yes, I can make up shit like this, at the present that's not necessary.

The one thing I truly hate about being sick is how much at the mercy of such nonsense I become, as I lay about half-dead searching for things that will take my mind off the fact that I'm too tired to work. This is the thing.  I want very much to be working.  Projects are under way, inspirations have been had, I'm more than prepared to dig in and effect the 99% perspiration part of the equation . . . and I'm snorting out a baby's weight in phlegm every hour or so.

I'm feeling better now, thank you.

There are four projects specifically that I am working on.  I should only be working on one, but this is how I am.  It's probably the reason I haven't conquered the world yet.

First, there is the new book.  Within the next few months, this will become the only project I'm working on, which makes me a bit sad - but books need a lot of energy and eventually I'm going to have to stop scratching at the pages and actually fill them with words.  What I have is going quite well.  I expect I should be ready to talk about it in January.

Second, there is the wiki.  There will be new material for that from day to day, as I feel able.  There's been a lot added in the last couple of weeks and I expect to continue.  I had a fellow find me through the wiki yesterday without having any idea that I possess a blog.  Now that is progress!

Third, having completed the formatting for the distance tables, I'm now working on a redistribution of existing references in the sources table.  As a statement, I know that's not very revealing - I just want to write the words down.  Suffice to say it is a consuming, comforting project that I can do when I don't want to be creative.  Sometimes, I just want to lose myself in geography, numbers, design and troubleshooting.  Basically, I'm breaking down many of my larger market zones into smaller market zones, in an effort to make the whole system more gritty.  Yes, I know how crazy that sounds.

Finally, then, there is the trade video.

Let me apologize.  It has been a frustrating, difficult trail, mostly because I've been fighting with myself to stop going at it casually and to make an effort.  I am now working on a script.  I expect the end result to be edited.  I trust that this will make it more 'fun' to watch.  This does mean that a three to four minute video is going to take me considerably more time to produce that spitting into a microphone . . . but I feel I owe it to you and to myself.  After all, you paid me money.  It would be the height of indifference not to respect you for that.

Please be patient with me.  I am getting on my feet.  I will have meaningful product for you to consider soon.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Alexis, I'm glad you're feeling better. I opened the package containing your books on Tuesday, tore through How to Play, and am 74 pages into How to Run.

Wow.

I plan on doing in-depth reviews later, but just wanted to let you know I'm happily chugging along. Thanks for writing these.