Anybody out there?
Is someone there?
The web seems eerily quiet. Too quiet. Every site I frequent seems to have fallen into stasis. WotF’s blog has one post since March. I registered for the newsletter from CoolStuff4Writers but am yet to receive one or see an update to the site. Jordan’s blog is running dry, as is Tracie’s. Even comments here are less common than caraway seeds in my teeth (and I don’t eat anything with caraway seeds…but a few show up). Critter’s main blog is stagnant. I have six stories out (none past their anticipated response time, but that doesn’t make me any less antsy about it).
There are a brave few still puttering. Izanobu has been fairly active, both here and at Baen’sBar (on which I am still seeing moderate activity). Jamie created an app for the iPhone which he has recently touted. Otherwise I’m just seeing tumbleweeds.
I know, I know, everyone is busy. Jordan is up to his eyeballs in EDF slush about spousal homicide and wallflowers. I’m sure WotF is buried under entries to the point that they can’t find their keyboards (something I suspect is good for the contest). Tracie was getting in touch with her spiritual side according ther most recent posts, another definite good thing. CoolStuff…well, I’m new there and don’t really know their schedule, so I’m extending my patience until I feel them out.
I guess what I really want to know is, “Why now?” I know I’m busy because of school getting ready to end (standardized tests, finals, report cards, meetings out the yang-yang). Is everyone’s May this hectic? Or did everyone find some fantastic writing inspiration to keep them at their keyboards writing for real?
I like that last one; it gives me hope. But come on, folks, where are you?