January 30th, 2009 | filed in News

Clearing my calendar…

I should have posted this yesterday, but I’ve been distracted by Real Life Events* (Good!) happening this week.

Firstly, my apologies to my fans going to Ohayocon this weekend. I’m afraid I had to cancel my appearance there at the last minute due to the weather. At nearly 14 hours, the drive from Boston to Columbus was already a long trip to attempt solo and required staying overnight in Pittsburgh both ways. However, between a snowstorm here and predictions of snow in Pennsylvania on my return trip on Monday, I decided that discretion was the better part of valor. I’ll miss seeing you all this weekend, but I will be back that way again later in the year.

I had also planned to go to New York Comic-con as an attendee, and had been slated to appear as a guest at Anime St. Louis at the end of March but I will not be attending either, now.

I have been looking at my schedule in general, and I realize that if I have any hope at all in finishing Part Three in time for the convention season this spring/summer, I need to hunker down and produce. The book is proving to be longer than I originally planned, and it’s going to require a few of months of solid work to complete. The economy being what it is, there aren’t many other projects getting in the way at the moment, but carving time out and spending money to travel to cons just isn’t going to make sense until I have Part Three in hand. As a result, I’m not going to be attending any more events between now and Anime Central in May. Depending on how the aforementioned Real Life Events go, I may or may not have Part Three ready for ACEN in any case. So I warn you now.

*More news to come later.