The May Mostly Hiatus
Posted on April 27, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
As a heads up for folks:
My May is going to be super busy with things that don’t involve being online, including writing and travel, so that means that I’m planning to spend most of May offline. I’m not closing down Whatever because I’ve scheduled Big Ideas, but content here is likely to be those pieces and the occasional photo of cats and/or sunsets and the even-more-occasional entry with words (one’s likely to happen on my birthday, for example).
Also, and for the same reason, I’m likely to cut back substantially on social media in May. My current plan is to sign on in the evening if at all; we’ll see if I stick to that, because social media is like crack. But that is the plan.
So if things seem a little sparse here in the next month and you don’t otherwise see me online much, you’ll know why. I’m not dead or sick or in hiding. I’m just busy with work in the real world, and sometimes that’s the priority.
Thanks for the heads-up; we’ll try not to make a mess in your absence. Safe travels and productive writing sessions!
Hiding from the hordes of assorted Puppies is what I hear…
…from nobody with a brain.
The occasional photo of cats and/or sunsets? Sign me up.
Even if you can’t manage photos, I do hope you’ll leave yourself time for sunsets and cats. Also cake.
What is this “real world” you speak of?
“You be careful out among them English.” :)
“”social media is like crack””
Nothing much is happening anyway. I heard somebody lost a puppy or something, but that’s about it. :-)
Sulking is hard
Hmmm. I guess they expect you to work for that 10 million. ;-)
I hope to be able to at least say Hi! at BEA (or the Nebulas if you are going to stop by there in between BEA commitments).
Any idea that might help create more stories we can buy is a good one I think:-)
Cat pictures are always good.
“… the occasional photo of cats….”
Should we be watching for a @scamperbeasts vs @antipope_cats series?
Meanwhile …. Happy B-day!!
I feel this was a missed opportunity to title the post “The May Mostly Hiatus Haiku.”
Also, and to write in the form of a haiku.
I see you are now on the list for the SFWA Mass autographing, so see you there! For those interested and in Chicago on May 13, here’s where you can register (no cost event, but I think they do want to estimate how many people will be there, since there will be snacks!).