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Yes, the blog posts have been somewhat scantly lately, and this despite my new year’s promise to be a more regular blogger.  I am sorry about that, okay?  The fact is, I’m very busy.  With what? you ask.  It is a legitimate question, so here’s a rundown of all the things I’m working on these days.

I don’t know if I have a favorite animal, but giraffes would certainly make the short list. Please don’t look for context. There is none.

*The new novel, The Darkening Green.  I’ve received notes from my editor, and now I’m deep into formulating my revision.  I have a tight deadline if I am going to get the book out in the first half of 2011.
*My new 5-issue miniseries with Marvel.  I still can’t talk about this until Marvel officially announces it, but we are deep into development.  I just submitted the script for issue #3.  The first issue has already been drawn and lettered, and is now being colored.  The inks for #2 have just started coming in.  I can’t wait to be able to talk more about this, — the project is very exciting, and the art is absolutely fantastic. 
*An “illustrated novel” with independent comics publisher Radical.  Again, a bit soon to talk about it, but I should be able to announce the project and even show some early art within the next few weeks.  This is not a comic, but essentially a novella with a lot of amazing art.  It is also historical in nature, though set in a period I’ve not previously worked with, so it’s taken a great deal of research.
*Yet another comics project I can’t talk about, this one at a major imprint I can’t mention.  I’m working closely with an editor to fine-tune a proposal and get this thing officially in production.  I absolutely love this concept and these characters, and I will be extra super psyched if this gets the official green light.
*Other different comics pitches I’m working on – some solicited, some my own concepts. 
*A film treatment I am poised to write if my film agent and the producer can ever come to terms. 

Also, there is this article from The New Republic which makes it clear that bloggers are the new oppressed laboring class, so have some sympathy for those of us living on the virtual Grub Street.  To other bloggers I say it’s time to rise up, my brethren and sistren. 

This looks like fun, no?

In other news, the Wii Fit Plus (with balance board) I ordered for my wife’s birthday finally arrived.  I’m very curious to check this out.  Now, my wife keeps in shape with her punishing yoga routines, and I hit the gym five or six days a week to do cardio and lift the iron.  Most of what I’ve read about the Wii Fit compares its benefits to doing no exercise at all, so I’m curious to see if it feels like exercise when you are starting from a position other than couch potato.  I will report back.

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  1. Hi David
    We exercise pretty regularly (running, weights) and find Wii Fit Plus helps. It’s pretty good for flexibility and balance: a support to already decent regimes. Hope you like it.

    Our daughter just likes Wii Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games. Especially the figure skating!

    cheers, Ray

    P.S. still trying to find a copy locally (Sydney) of The Devil’s Company.

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