Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some Interesting Developments a.k.a. Matt's Crazy Life

Wow, it's been a crazy few months since we went on hiatus huh? L.T. got hitched, Stephanie and Bane have stepped down, and as to the madcap work schedule that Bane mentioned I was keeping?

Ummm ... that kind of hasn't changed.

The work schedule is still madcap with a vengeance, and is probably only going to get more and more crazy as time goes on. If you want some evidence, let me announce a few bits of news that developed within the past few months:

  • Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders has become more prominent, having received its first two unsolicited submissions since launch back in June. As a result of that, I've also added two volunteer staff members to my roster there -- L.T. is now my Submissions Editor, and my college friend Jillian Aldrich is the Chief Correspondent and Calendar Editor. Trying to get more advertisers for that site is also taking up a good chunk of my time.
  • I've started tutoring in various subjects through working with, and find myself driving around the Boston area helping students with studying for the GRE, studying for the SAT, and also assisting with improving their writing ability. 
  • I was named the Steampunk & Clockpunk Director at the Speculative Fiction Database, (@specficdb on Twitter), which aims to be the IMDB of Speculative Fiction. Kimi Alexandre, voice actress and urban fantasy fan, is the big boss over there and she's got some ambitious plans. 
  • Flying Pen Press, the publisher I do marketing work for, is looking to do some very interesting things in regards to Steampunk within the next year; I'll make sure to keep y'all abreast of new developments once I have the go-ahead to make official announcements.
  • And of course there's the maintenance of my primary blog in Free the Princess, and the review blog Gear Bits and Clockwork is picking up steam.
Somehow I have to flow time to write, time to spend with HHTM, and time to actually relax into that massive list of responsibilities that keep coming up. Oh! One more thing -- I'm slowly, with the assistance of The Wandering Legion of the Thomas Tew, planning a Steampunk convention to take place in Boston sometime in the second half of 2011 (I hope).

So yeah ... how are all of you doing?


Linda G. said...

Wow. So, do you ever, you know, SLEEP? ;)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Holy cats, Matt, your plate is full! Good luck with all of it! :)

L. T. Host said...

You already know how I feel about your crazy schedule... but you also know I understand. You gotta do what you gotta do!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Whoa. According to my reader, you posted this at 3:00 am. Matt, you gone crazy, boy.

Matthew Delman said...

Linda -- What is this sleep you speak of?

Dr. Quinn -- Thanks! I have some awesome folks helping me carry some of the load though, so that's cool.

L.T. -- Yes, I do already know how you feel.

Marie -- Dude, the blog's on West Coast time and not East Coast time. I posted this at like 7 am. A much better time for posting goodness. :)

dolorah said...

Wow; makes me feel pretty lax with my November to do list.

Good luck; and welcome back to the Archives.