It’s been a few weeks since I posted and I know, y’all thought I died, huh? Well, no luck there. I’ve just been very busy lately. Life has a way of sneaking up on you, ya know?
As some of you may remember, I own a very small business and I recently bought a house and moved in in late December. I’m sure that y’all can relate to how hectic the first of the year as it is. Add those two facts to that list and viola! Instant no time at all. There’s so much to do! So many things that require attention … not to mention money … when you own a home! I know … that’s news to you, right. But being a homeowner … you know … participating in the “American dream” was something that I never thought would happen. I probably already mentioned this, so on to new stuff.
I guess you noticed that, although this looks very much like WordPress, it’s not. Last year, I “purchased” the gerardfortier.com domain name, among others, but didn’t have a clue what to do with them. Well, I still don’t have a clue what to do with them, but, thanks to a very good friend, Rich, … well, here it is. He’s also set up mirroredman.com for me and is pushing me to set a page up for my small business … which I need to do. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you doing this for me, Rich. But, that’s what friends do, right?
I recently started writing a column for an organization that I’m part of, Iromnen Ministries. It’s a men’s Christian group that meets at 6:00 am on Friday mornings for prayer and fellowship. You’re all (well the men, sorry ladies) invited. Just visit the page, www.ironmenministries.com to find out the details. Anyway, I started writing these columns, the first was about how shockingly few people actually get out and vote … so get out and vote! Then I wrote about “political correctness” … blah. The next one is about fellowship and how important it is for men to have other men that they can talk to about literally anything. Ladies, you need this too! My church has both a men’s and women’s ministry. Yours should too.
I’ve also been very busy preparing for the Atlanta Writers Club conference where I’ll be attending and presenting Mirrored Man the first weekend in May. I know, it’s more than two months away, but this is something that I’m taking very seriously. It’s the first time that my work will be seen by professionals (as far as I know) and I want to put my very best foot forward. It could be, regardless of what happens, one of the most important weekends of my life. I will be sitting across from five agents and editors who, at the very least, will give me much needed advice on how I can improve on my work. It deserves my attention to every detail of what I will be submitting and I am giving it that. I’ll also be submitting my first attempt at writing a short story to the AWC for a contest. It would be nice if this contest was to be judged before the conference, unfortunately, it won’t be until May the 21st.
Oh well …
Last but not least, I have become a father again! That’s right, Christian finally has a sister! Actually, two. He has two sisters! Triplets! I know, two would be twins and Christian doesn’t look anything like the girls, but they had a sister who was adopted by someone else. Oh, and they’re dogs. Rescue dogs. Their names are Rogue and Talia and I got them two weeks ago today! they are so cute … when they don’t poop on my carpet. That’s not cute at all. But, they’re learning. Maybe they’ll help me live longer … not that that’s a goal or a reason for getting them. I just wanted the companionship. And they are that, let me tell you. As soon as I can figure out how to get a pic on here, I will.
Okay, I just spent an hour … I need Rich.
By the way, We decided to change the title of book one. We dropped In the beginning and are now calling the first book simply Mirrored Man.