Being P. H. Campbell


10 July 2019 12:30 AM

Life in general got stupid shortly after my last post in May.  Long story short, we have to move again.  It's not anyone's fault, but it is a major pain in the ass, especially now when finances are just on the verge of being fine, but not quite fine enough to be certain that we won't end up on the streets for a while.

As you might imagine, this hasn't done my writing schedule any favors.  In fact, while this is going on, I really haven't gotten any more new writing done, and only managed some editing on Seren: Legends of the Galaxy.  We have to be out by the end of this month, and we've applied to rent a nice place not that far from where we are now.  We're hoping we can get it based on our history and recommendations, because our finances look like crap at the moment (which will be vastly different in 2 months).

The timing for this couldn't have been worse.

As to whether or not I'll make the 4 books per year goal, that's in serious jeopardy.  Between trying to get the rental market figured out, finding a place within our budget and all the other hassles, well, there's not a lot of time, and even less thought, given over to writing.  I hope to have things back on track next month, but it's going to be a very hard month ahead.  I even put out a GoFundMe campaign, in case we needed more than we had (and we did, because some things we hoped to get didn't pan out).

We'll know in a few days or less whether or not we got the place.  

In the meantime, there's a small gas leak that the gas company has chased with jackhammers all day, going into the wee hours of the morining, which is why I'm writing this now, instead of tomorrow morning.  It's not a serious one and no one is in danger, except our peace of mind and our daily allotment of sleep.

So, very little progress on books, but I do have a new book idea I'll be chasing (it's trying to tie together about 6 different started, but never finished, books, taking elements of each for it).  I can flesh out the idea while I'm chewing my nails hoping we get into that place we applied for.

Being P. H. Campbell, at the moment, sucks out loud.  But we'll get through it, I expect.  I'd just like to wake up to having gotten through it and skipped all the horrible things moving entails in the meantime.  

...and the jackhammers start up again...

Competence in simple gas line repairs seems to be an extinct quality...

25 May 2019  1:00 AM

I'll have the rest of the website up by the end of the day today.  I made the templates for the individual book pages and will be adding the text for the other 18 or 19 I have left to finish to them over the day.  One of them will be the up-coming book Seren: Legends of the Galaxy, which has the cover art work mostly done and  is in the editing phase.  It's part of the SCOUTS Universe, and has cameos from many of the crew of the Talon, and even from Cinder and Ash.

Getting the website up is the current priority, but once that's done, I'll finish the editing on Seren 3 and get it ready for publishing.  My goal reamins to put out 4 books this year.  I have some work done in Full Spectrum:: Labrynthian Time and have a wicked twist in store for Full Specrum: Genesis of the Legion.  Those are books 2 and 3 for this year.  I'm looking at other projects to see what I can do before the end of the year, including the second book in the Warrior trilogy (Warrior King) and the first book in the Paladin's/Shepherds series (titling to be determined).  Both of those have been written in total, but need to be edited and do the cover art work so either one is an option.

I'm also looking at other projects, to keep my interest up in what I'm writing on.  I have an odd book about a boy with a girl in his head.  It's a superhero story.  Unfortunately, it's not actually "done".  Another one is another wierd book about life in the distant past emerging in today's world.

So what comes next will be a mystery until I decide on exactly what the fourth project of the year will be.

24 May 2019

This is where I'll be writing about the goings on in my life, for better or worse.  MOST of it will be book-related, of course.  I'll be adding entries at the TOP, and dating them, so you don't have to scroll down to the bottom to find the latest posting.