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A (for real) blog hiatus

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You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. I had planned on revamping and relaunching the blog, but found that I had no idea what direction I wanted to go. I still don’t, come to think of it. Consequently, I’m currently putting Apocalypse Mama on hold. The blog will stay up, but as of now there will be no new posts.

You may be wondering about book reviews. If you’re waiting for a book review from me, I have not forgotten you. (Really, I haven’t!) Reviews will either go up on In Case of Survival or on Amazon, depending on what we’ve discussed.

Note that at this time, I am not accepting review requests. I’m also taking a review “sabbatical” for the rest of 2015 (unless I’ve reviewed your work before and we’ve previously communicated personally).

Thanks for everything, guys. I may be back at some point. :)

Announcements and updates (of doooom)

Okay, there’s really no doom involved. I just think things sound better if “of doom” is tacked on at the end of every sentence. For example: “We need to put on the winter tires…OF DOOM.”

See? Exactly.

Anyway. I just wanted to pop in to apologize for not having updated in the last bit and to let you know what I have planned for the blog.

No, I’m not shutting it down. But if I’m being honest I’ve flailed around so much in my topic focus that I had considered scrapping the whole thing and starting again. But I won’t. Because I like it (and you guys, if any of you are left after all the flailing).

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So I disappeared for a bit (again), and I do apologize for that. My schedule lately has not been conducive to writing, so I haven’t gotten any blogging or reviewing done in the last little bit. Which is unfortunate, since I have a queue. I think I’m going to have to stop reviewing for the foreseeable future. Well, at the very least, I’m going to have to stop accepting books for review. I’ll review everything that’s currently in my queue. If you’re expecting a review from me, it will come. It might just be late.

Like my review of Gary Bloom’s Olympus Union novellas. Which is coming tomorrow, my time. Because it is now nearing midnight, so the post will go live tomorrow, technically.

So yay! Back to back posts from me! Heh.

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The zoo at home (and Dropcam)

Do you guys remember this post? Where I talked about how crazy June was? That was a post for Dropcam. Yes, that Dropcam. As in, the home security company. Well, it’s a home security camera. They’re not ADT or anything like that, but they do allow you to keep an eye on things when you’re not at home. (Aside: I bet Dropcam would be a fantastic video baby monitor. And I even came up with that thought before I saw the baby monitor link on their website. I’m so brilliant I think up things other people have already come up with.)

Anyway. Their community manager got in touch with me a while back and asked me to write a post she could share in their online community. It was part of their “Share Your Zoo” blog feature, where moms can share a time when they feel like they’re living in a zoo.

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Domain issues, long writing breaks, and zombie birthday cakes

Holy hell, you guys, I’m so sorry for disappearing like that. I hadn’t meant to not blog for so long, but I was focusing on jewelry (and summer vacation with the kids) and time just got away from me.

You may have noticed that my blog actually disappeared for a while there. That’s because I forgot to renew domain mapping with WordPress (I hadn’t set it to auto-renew), and my well-intentioned tomorrow in “I’ll renew it tomorrow” ended up being three weeks later. So my sincere apologies for my literal blogging disappearance. It’s all fixed now. And I’m back with A LOT of things to catch up on. (So. Many. Book. Reviews. OMG.) I also have to get back into writing in general, but that’s a different story entirely.

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