Advance Warning: August = Head Down
Posted on July 8, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
So, I’m looking at my August schedule and I’m apparently spending at least two weeks of that month traveling and/or promoting Zoe’s Tale, and somewhere in there I’m actually supposed to be finished with The High Castle (which at the moment appears, um, optimistic). So while I don’t expect to disappear completely in August — that doesn’t seem like a smart thing to do when I’ll have a new novel to promote — it does seem likely that my posting frequency here will dial back quite a bit, say, to maybe once a day or once every other day.
I may fill some slots with reruns from the vast, silent archives, or through doing some audience participation, or by having some guest bloggers* — or I may just, you know, do nothing and just post once a day or every other day or whatever. I haven’t decided yet. I’ll be sure to let you know. But I wanted to give you all fair warning that this dog days lull is on its way.
(* — incidentally, a great way to absolutely make sure you will not be a guest blogger here is to send me an e-mail or comment volunteering to be one. Really, just don’t. Thanks.)
See ya when you get back to this side of the galaxy!
The last time I guest blogged for somebody, I killed his traffic. So secure in the knowledge you aint about to let me have the keys I make this simple, heart felt, sincere request. Can I be a guest blogger?
I do not eagerly anticipate your gladsome acceptance of my offer.
Guest bloggers, ok.
But I really want those Big Idea posts. Those are amazing.
I don’t care how many times you ask. I will NOT guest blog! I don’t even know how to blog. Just so you know DON’T ask.
seriously good luck with your deadlines.
Am I the only one who doesn’t believe him? Usually when he says he’ll be traveling and/or on deadline, we get some massive spewing of time wasting posts.
August is Photoshoppery Month!!!
As long as you don’t leave this strange baby diarrhea brown-yellow back drop up all august, I’ll be happy.
Any idea yet what your appearance dates will be during your travels?
It’s gold, dude.
Still firming them up — I’ll let folks know.
Hmmmm…sacrificing blog posts for a new book, sounds ok to me.
It’s gold, dude.”
Um, no, Zizban is right.
I eagerly volunteer not to guest post during August.
If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve!
Ruth Ellen & Zizban are both right. That is totally cack yellow-green. Fix it!
Okay. In about, oh, a week.
We’ll miss you when you’re gone, but I have to gloat for about 2 seconds and say that I’ll be in my bunny hole, too–getting ready for VP XII!
See ya on the other side :)
I am in love with the duck banner. My husband’s rubber duck collection is obviously sadly lacking…Why don’t you do the “lockdown mode” approach again, tossing out a question to everyone once a day?