Delia Needed!

THUMBNAIL_IMAGEHow_to_Milk_a_Butter_Cover_for_KindleThe Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is on the horizon. At the event, I will be showcasing both How to Milk a Butterfly, Case of the Caged Killer, and hopefully some material, if not the completed sequel to Butterfly: “Delia Meets the Duggans”.

On the poster, I am planning to design an image of “Delia”. However, to do this…I need a “Delia”. If you or someone you know have a daughter between the ages of “8-12″, both you or they and “Delia” would like to be advertised in public, please let me know. This image will be used for the vinyl poster in this event and probably similar events in the future.

DeliaFor the image, I would like “Delia” dressed in nice clothes. Think Victorian era (bonus points for a parasol. Alternatively, “church” clothes or a cute outfit for “fancy” occasions should also work. The chosen “Delia” with get a copy of the poster and autographed copies of the first book and second, as soon as its available in print.


And so it begins…again…

Howdy folks!

My work schedule is becoming more consistent and actual time to write is coming about. That being said, I have returned to the “Butterfly” sequel: Delia Meets the Duggans. This story is long overdue. I just hope my collaborators will still be interested in contributing illustrations. Nothing a little contract negotiations can’t fix.  ;)

Main-Banner-IV2Besides keeping a promised to some cherished friends, I will be using this book as a springboard for my return to writing. In doing so, I have applied to be a vendor at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. All goes well, I will have a both to showcase my two publications (and hopefully a third if I get cracking on that sequel).

Regardless of whether or not the fair occurs, updates will continue on progress and plans for future endeavors. Some time this week, I will give the projects area a face-lift since my writing/publishing directions have changed over the past few months. Thank you for continuing to support uncaffeinated and my work.

Let’s get this party (re)started!


Long Time No See…


Yes, I disappeared again. The past few months have been filled with live planning and work, yes WORK. While they have mitigated my time writing, these activities have been very necessary and MUCH needed changes. Employment is always a good thing, especially when you’re ecstatic about the job. That being said, with the introduction of my new position through a staffing agency at Citigroup, I have also had to adjust life outside the “cube”.

As I had stated on some of my other social media sites, my conundrum about present and future hobbies has been a topic of discussion. Much of this has sorted after discussions with the financial institutions who maintain my student loans. I’m in no dire straights (thankfully). However, this evaluation and more tangible realization of my financial responsibilities will keep me from pursuing anything new for the time being.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering the amount of activities with which I am already familiar and stuff I have been fortunate enough to acquire over my years as a gamer. With the reestablishment of old friends and introduction to new, I’ll use this time to work, throw down with local gaming groups, focus more on my painting and eventually…writing.Spiders

The Black Templar project will be put on hold for now because of these financial changes. On the flip side, the final components to my Goblin Spider army have arrived. After assembling a few models, I’ll be engrossed with prepping them for the battlefield in the, very, near future.

As for the rest of me, I plan to lay focus on my health and my career(s). With my new work schedule (thank you J), my sleep and activity schedules are better adjusted to my natural biorhythms. On top of that, I have time to get a regular workout going again. Actually logged a few miles on the bike over the past few days. I’m at 260 (highest ever), so this couldn’t of happened at a better time.

Switching to evenings made an amazing difference on my work performance and morale. No more dreading the wake-up and commute at the ass-crack of dawn for this guy. Which, of course, was followed by the horrid commute back home only to vegetate for the rest of the evening since I blew my load. The folks I work with on 2nd shift are just as awesome as my previous colleagues on weekends.

I’m already behind schedule to get to work and have to cut this short, but I wanted to leave you a few more quick things…
1) My writing will take the back burner for a little while. This means the second book of the Butterfly series will be delayed until next year (which isn’t really that far off).  ;)
2) I’ll do my best to bring new content and post on when I can, but it may be infrequent for a few weeks/months.
3) Thank you all for sticking with me and giving support to my efforts, both literary and “ranter-rary” (new word, dibs)!
I look forward to a speedy return and to plug your feeds in the (hopefully), not so distant future!

Take care,

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