I was going to wait to write this post, but circumstances warrant that I do it now. It will be short and to the point.
As many of you who read my posts know, this has not been a super year for me. I've had five operations, and I'm by no means out of the woods yet. Just fact, and I accept it. I wasn't supposed to live through the Holidays, but I'm still here. I'm tough, and I'm a fighter. There is a lot I have to do with my life yet, and I keep myself moving towards those goals. I am actively involved in two Presses: Angelic Knight Press, and Visionary Press Cooperative. I have stories to tell; short stories; collections of shorts; anthologies to participate in; novellas to have published; and a number of novels waiting to go out as well. and I will get them done.
All of this means I will be quite busy. I'm trying to step back to an online presence such as I have maintained in the past. The only way to do this is on my terms. When some things need to be done: marketing, promoting, editing, and the like, I will have to do them. That means I will be online but working everywhere at once. So if I don't immediately respond to things, don't worry; I will in time.
Now comes a sore point for me. Some people abandoned me when I got sick. I always like to think that if we give, we will receive. Not always does that happen. No problem. I learned from this. I will continue to praise my fellow authors and do whatever I can to support you. One thing I will not do is to be taken advantage of again. Lies have been told and people have believed them. That's their choice. I have too much that needs to be done to waste my time with this sort of thing. Do what you will; believe what you will.
I have no personal life other than to see my children from time to time. Certainly not often enough. When you're divorced, lines of communication close up. Writing and publishing are what I do. I do not date or have any online flings. Just because you might see me praising any number of ladies doesn't mean relationships other than friendships are involved. I respect them for their talents, and I'm certain that their reciprocation is likewise. That's the way I like it. I have been burned too many times. No more.
At any rate, I hope this clears up a few misconceptions running around. Writing is my life. Expect to see a lot more from me in 2013. A lot more!