Actually, I’ve been serious for quite some time now. Nose the grindstone and word counts accumulated and deadlines all met with room to spare. But alas, with all the work I’ve been doing, my poor lonely blog has not been updated for months. Babies have been conceived and born in the time that has lapsed since my last post. (Not my babies.)
What, I’m sure you’re asking, has been going on to keep me so busy?
- I finished a book tentatively titled “A Car of One’s Own.” It’s half straight-up how-to guide for buying a car and half feminist diatribe. It’s funnier than it sounds.
- I reviewed a dozen or so cars for the new web site VroomGirls.com, which is aimed straight at women looking to buy cars.
- I participated in Mudfest, the annual SUV/CUV competition held by the Northwest Automotive Press Association. Plenty of mud for all, except the Jeep and Land Rover guys. There’s never enough mud for them.
- I picked up a new occasional gig writing about exotic cars for Consumers Digest.
If you want to keep track of my work, I suggest heading over to Cuttings.me, where I’ve got a page that neatly collects everything in a “Best Of” kind of format. Actually, if you want to keep track of your own work, I suggest heading to Cuttings.me whether you want to see what I’m doing or not.
I’ve also been working on novel in my spare time and running with my dog nearly every day to offset the whiskey I drink. To do all this, I take my daily planning strategy from Dr. Temperance Brennan on an early episode of “Bones”:
Interviewer: How do you juggle twin careers as a best-selling author and crime-fighting scientist?
Bones: Well I do one, then the other.