January 27, 2009

Here we go again...

Welcome back to the Burn Pit, Reader. Many of you who have been following this blog know of my struggle to finish The Prince's Orphans prior to Comic-Con 2009. And you would also then be aware of Pajo being represented at WonderCon 2009. Unfortunately, neither of those things is going to happen.

Right now I am writing to you from Port Hueneme, California where I am undergoing training in preparation to deploying to Afghanistan. I found out Thursday (01/22/09) and left home on Sunday (01/25/09). Not a whole lot of time for preparation. Our new president's focus is away from Iraq and toward Afghanistan, so this is a natural result of that policy. I've had to withdraw my exhibitor status for both shows. A sincere thank you to Justin Detta, Rod Mojica, Damien Cabaza, David Glanzer, and the rest of the professionals at Comic-Con International for their understanding. Trust me gentlemen, I'll take your advice and keep my head down! I find it interesting that Pajo was finished in Fallujah, Iraq, and now The Prince's Orphans will be finished in Afghanistan! I'm going to have to find a whole new "Burn Pit" over there, though!

I'm not sure if I'm going to have Internet access there. Or if I do, to what extent. So I do not yet know if I'll be able to continue this blog. Or I may have to change the format in order to update this blog on a government computer. There have been many of you who have visited this website loyally since its inception. From Newark, Delaware and New York City on the east coast to Owosso, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois in the heartland to Sunnyvale, California and my own beloved San Diego, California on the west coast—even those of you in Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; and Stockholm, Sweden —you all have checked back on the progress of Book II regularly. I sincerely hope that you will keep coming back. I'll do my best to keep you all updated on what is happening over there from my perspective in addition to the progress with Book II. I've kept in contact with David Morris and the cover art is coming along wonderfully!

Okay, Reader. The new timeline includes a possible release of The Prince's Orphans at WonderCon 2010 (February 2010). Until next time, as always, Be Well.

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The Prince's Orphans completion: 158/600 pages (26.33%)