I am doing a lot of work, but not a lot of writing. I refuse to feel guilty about that right now.
Today I cranked out a reading, three posts, a Unit Quiz, and an essay for school, and then managed to mark off a bunch of little tasks on my plan for the new website.
This project is huge. I suppose it would be a lot smaller if a) I were an artist, b) I were a graphic designer, and c) I were a web developer. Unfortunately I'm none of those things, so it's big. I have to learn a lot of stuff to make it happen the way I want it to. I could just throw some stuff into a WordPress theme and call it good, but you know how it is when you have a picture in your head and nothing short of that picture will do? Anything less will just be a disappointment, and the task wouldn't feel complete.
So I'm going big.
Fortunately I have a lot of people around me who are those things. That will make it easier. However, as I said, between that and school most of my spare cycles are pretty well used up, so no fiction is being committed right now.
In other, more important news: as most of you have probably heard, last week Teresa Neilsen-Hayden — Tor editor, co-proprietor of Making Light, instructor at Viable Paradise and moderator for BoingBoing — had a heart attack. Patrick Neilsen-Hayden, her husband (and co-Most Of Those Things) is on Twitter, and posted an update on her condition today. I'm sure that you're with me in wishing her a speedy and complete recovery.