One Month until Baycon 2023

I feel like I’m behind. There’s topics I should be writing about. Melissa’s birthday was yesterday! My book is coming out next month! Why am I not doing anything?!?

Let’s begin with my health, which hasn’t been completely awesome. As I said in my last post, I have hypertension. I’m taking blood pressure medicine, and while it is effective, I haven’t felt right for weeks. I don’t feel like I have any energy, like I’ve been hollowed out, and it’s even harder for me to focus. Through that lens, everything is distant and difficult. That includes celebrating Melissa’s birthday and promoting The Repossessed Ghost.

We did celebrate, though. On Saturday, we went to Lodi and picked blueberries, then returned home and had some easy food and played Skipbo. We had a cake, though I didn’t have any candles for her to blow out. Yesterday, her actual birthday, an Edible Arrangement arrived.

Her birthday was okay, but there’s only so much I can do. She’s lonely. She needs more friends. I can completely relate.

On the book front, I’m going to post the cover NEXT WEEK. Around that time, I’ll start spreading around the pre-order link. I’m also planning on recording a new VLOG. I haven’t posted one since the beginning of the pandemic, and this one is going to be a reading of The Repossessed Ghost.

There’s more I still need to do. There are some swag ideas I need to follow up on. Soon, I need to contact the local Barnes and Noble again and see if I can make some magic happen.

I need to get moving. Hypertension be damned, I need to find the energy and push through, because this is my first and maybe only chance to promote a book with my name on the cover.

Baycon is in less than a month. That’s where I will get to be on the other side of a table and sell people my book. It’s where I’ll get to be on the other side of some panels for the first time, and share directly some of the stuff I’ve acquired over these years.

Here is a link to my convention schedule. When I look at it, I feel like a rock star. It feels like a celebration of all the work I’ve been doing for the last decade and a half.

If you would like to order a signed copy of The Repossessed Ghost early, straight from the publisher and to be delivered after July 4th, let me know and I will get you a link. I’ll be publicly posting the link next week, but I can still hook up friends and family right now.