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Saturday, September 13, 2008

The reason(s) for the delay

My apologies to the fans of Magik Beans for the long hiatus. In the middle of a fairly relaxing summer working at Service Alberta, I was contacted about teaching appointments for this fall. I'm teaching two sections of English at MacEwan College, and one at The King's University College, which is one class short of the light side of a full time sessional teaching load, six being the maximum before you're sent to Arkham. I am also doing my coursework for my PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, so I am, as always, very busy.

I wrote the main of Magik Beans book one in my thesis year while I was enjoying the benefits of a scholarship which freed me from the need for gainful employment. So I had an extra hour or two here or there to write. As it currently stands, I'll be lucky if I write an entire episode in a month.

But I am still writing. And making lots of notes while I'm in class! But weekly will be unlikely. Please don't give up on checking in. I'll do my best to make it worth your while.

Cheers,

Mike

6 comments:

Carl said...

You can count on me. I'll just have to check less often to keep the disappointments to a minimum. Enjoy your year.

Phil said...

Sweet! One of these days I'll have to make it to Edmonton to take a English class or something, lol

the clean slate said...

i'm already trained to check majik beans. no use in changing now. but the anticipation is killing me!

Åka said...

Hey, I'm only one year behind (I now reached episode 20), so I can use some time to catch up... Anyway, for blogs that are updated very seldom, subscribing to the feed is extremely useful -- so you don't have to check all the time for updates. Try bloglines, or something like it, that works online and doesn't require a separate program.

blankpage80 said...

i finally caught up! cool imagery at the end of book 1! the melting ice lake and talking bears and lots of ice and snow had me imagining Golden Compass-like scenery in my head.

i like where you seem to be going with the music idea too, in your notes anyway. Music sounds like it's kind of an energy force or something? Something that can lend power/energy to someone, or be expelled in an attack.

Gotthammer said...

Thanks Erin! I wish I could catch up now! Book 2 is definitely a "between" book, developing ideas and concepts which books 3 & 4 deliver on. I get jazzed about the book 3 ideas, but presently no time to do more than reply to comments!