–verb (used with object)
1- to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight.
2- to be remiss in the care or treatment of.
3- to omit, through indifference or carelessness.
4- to fail to carry out or perform (orders, duties, etc.).
5- to fail to take or use: to neglect no precaution.
This definition, particularly number 4, pretty much defines my relationship with my blog over the best part of the last week. Neglectful of Freedom from the Mundane; neglectful of my readers. It’s not good enough.
There is a reason, though; a damn good one, in fact, though it’s not something I can go into just now. Things are afoot behind the scenes; discussions, planning, organising, and until that has been completed, only then will I be able to make an announcement.
In short, I do apologise for my neglect, but there were other priorities.
So, what have I been up to since Monday? Well, lots of work both in the day job and outside. I’ve done a lot of reading and a lot of work on a couple of short stories and on BACCAR BURNING. I came up with the idea for the start of a novel that got me thinking about NaNoWriMo, but I am going to stick to my plan and finish what needs to be finished before I take on any new projects of that size. It’s banked for now because I don’t want to be in the position of being able to say “I’m sitting on three unfinished novels.”
On the freelance front I’ve done a lot of website work for several clients—it seems to be that time of the year—but it’s all good stuff. I had hoped to get to a couple of gigs for NotW but they fell through at the last minute. My new business cards arrived but I’ve still to collect them from the Post Office, and a couple of rejections came through by email.
I spent this morning up town. I bought a couple of new CDs, new (excellent) earphones for my iPod, and of course, enjoyed a lovely cappuccino and warm chocolate pastry in my usual coffee house.
That’s it for now. I want to make today count so must get on.