I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest pet peeves about subscribing to someone’s blog is when they can’t be bothered to keep it somewhat updated. Can get kind of depressing when you continually pop over to read a blog only to find the same ol’ stuff there. It’s kind of like you just start dating someone and then they stop returning your phone calls. So you keep checking your voicemail for a message. You never find one, though.
What in God’s name am I rambling on about? Well, put it this way; I feel that since I haven’t updated this blog in a while, I have let some of you down who have taken the time to subscribe to it. So I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve been in your shoes and I know what it feels like to have a blog abandon you. But I’m back now…and I’m not going away any time soon!
Truth be told, while I was still plugging away on my labor of love (and inspiration for this blog), The Ghosts of Ohio book, I was also writing another book, Haunted Indiana. That book ended up having to be in the editor’s hands on May 31st. So I spent a lot of sleepless nights making sure I had everything wrapped up by then. Of course, being a new dad put a new wrinkle into my usual MO of “stay up for 72 hours straight and polish it off.” But I plodded on and the editor is now happily reviewing my manuscript. And I’ve come away from the experience with a brand-new appreciation for the fine art of Fatherhood, as well as a modified way of going about writing my books.
What does this all mean for you, my devoted readers? Well, thanks to the fact that I use of reams of paper during my research (yes, I still put actual pen to paper when I write), so all of my escapades have been well documented. Which means I just need to get back in gear and do some catching up with my blog!
In other words, there’s going to be a lot more updates and new stuff popping up here more often, even if it means keeping my rambling down to a minimum until I get a bit more caught up. But no worries; there will be plenty of stuff to read and look at, especially since the Strange & Spooky Museum got a lot bigger in the past few months, too! And as crazy as it may seem, my October is already fully booked with presentations and appearances across the state, all of which I will be chronicling right on this very blog.
So hang in there! And if you haven’t yet subscribed to my blog, why don’t you go ahead and do it now? It will let you know when new stuff pops up on here and it’s as simply as clicking the “sign me up” button near the bottom left of this page. New posts get announced on Facebook and Twitter, too, so feel free to stalk me there, too.