This week has been a bit of a nightmare. I have spent a lot of the time I should have been working trying to sort out a mortgage after the offer in principle Jenny and I had from NatWest was withdrawn, apparently due to the time Jenny was unable to work due to a disability. I’m not talking about something strange and esoteric here however, the disability she has is quite common. There really is no excuse for it and I am very annoyed. Suffice to say we are taking steps to deal with this problem and that’s all I can really say about it.
Nevertheless I am determined to hit my weekly earnings target even if it means sacrificing yet another weekend to do it. I should have been on course to have my comics running Monday to Friday, the Webcomics Builder running Monday to Friday and everything else ticking over nicely. Should have, but no. I’ve had to spend hour after hour sorting out the mortgage. Still, it looks like we may be on track again now so fingers crossed for that.
Now I just have to get my writing work done and my law studies done too. I’m falling behind on the law course and that’s not a good thing because there is an assignment due on the 6th of April and I really need to get that dealt with. Still, I’m pretty good when it comes to speed reading and I pick things up very quickly so I’m not worried at this point; just annoyed that I have to work harder now because of this problem with the mortgage eating into my time.
With luck and a trailing wind, I’ll have the comics, the blogs and my freelance writing career back on track by Monday.
In other news, I have been venturing into Second Life again. It is the first time in about three months because I just haven’t been able to give it the time it needs. I can usually be found hanging out with the Milk Wood group of writers, most notably Virtual Writers Inc. These guys are incredibly creative writers who come together in Second Life to discuss writing, share their latest works in book and poetry readings and generally be awesome together. If you are in Second Life, or even if you are just visiting, then be sure to check them out.
Also, if you are in Second Life, be sure to stop by my house. It’s where I tend to hang out when I’m not at a writer’s meeting or exploring the virtual world in my TARDIS (yes I am a colossal Doctor Who nerd. The TARDIS has a Tom Baker era console room but I’m using a Matt Smith era outer shell – I love to mix things up and keep people guessing). If I’m not there, feel free to have a look around or even leave me a note in the post box.
Why am I back in Second Life after three months, you may ask? Well it’s simple. Fesworks mentioned possibly putting together a new podcast for Second Life as part of his expansion of The Webcomic Beacon into a podcast network and that got me thinking. I’ve sent him a message saying I’d be interested in getting involved with a podcast like that if it goes ahead. In fact, if it doesn’t go ahead I may put together a podcast of my own because it seems like something that would be fun to do.
Anyway, time’s up here right now. I have lots of writing to get on with and time is relatively short if I want to get back on schedule. See you later!