Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wait... Nope, not dead yet.

I'd like to thank everyone for the messages they sent. I will try to answer as many of your questions as possible.

No, I'm not dead. Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

I've been sick, but that's mostly just the random illnesses that my daughter (ie. The Umbrella Corporation) brings home with her.

Yes, both baby and baby mama are doing fine. We've had a few more scares since my last post, but my offspring are incredibly resilient.

No, I never noticed that I start to drift away from writing when Susan is pregnant. It wasn't until someone pointed it out that I noticed that the last time I took a break was when we were having our first child.

I think it comes down to having such a limited number of hours in a day. 24 isn't a big number. Between work, caring for my daughter, taking care of a pregnant (so very, very pregnant) wife, and maintaining my oh so many characters, I just don't have the energy to write a lot.

Yes, I'm still working on the book. Actually, I'm working on book 7 or 8 now. It's hard to keep track.

I just end up hating each story before I get done. It sounds so awesome in my head and then I write it down and it sounds retarded.

A couple of times I've caught myself writing books that have already been written.

I started writing a story about an office worker that kills everyone around him, but then somebody glanced over my shoulder and I had to go see a psychologist.

Related note: Apparently, everything is my mother's fault. If I have banned you or sent you an explosive device, you may want to take it up with her.

Ironically, if I now shoot everyone in my office, I have an excuse.

21 Comments:

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Fair enough, Dave.
Fair enough..

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger LuxNecronis said...

Glad to see you back, Dave. Just when life was seeming so very, very grim.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Meilin said...

I'm glad everything is ok Dave. Was starting to get worried about you.

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger Mark said...

While I miss your posts quite a bit, real life comes first man! Glad to hear everything is ok so far with the little one on the way.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Lekal said...

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At 9:57 AM, Blogger Lekal said...

Glad to hear everything is ok, like most of your readers i was getting worrried

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Tim said...

A lot of people wrote you off. Said you weren't coming back. I, along with all your truly loyal fans, are still here waiting for your triumphant return with tales of woe, weary, excitement, and utter joy. We will be patient. We are all human (with the exception of a few of us), so we know life just plain happens. This time, its happening to you right now. I understand and wish the best to you and your family. For now, it is my daily ritual to check your blog first during my lunch break before heading off to other nonsensical sites for giggles and what not. That will not change.

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Writing a novel is a big task in and of itself, but it's easy compared to getting an agent. I've been dealing with the headaches of querying agents for over a year, and only have form rejections to show for it. Trying to make those key contacts and get your foot in the door will drive you crazier than you already are.

Good luck with your writing, Dave. Glad to know you're still around.

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger MShake82 said...

Not dead? I saw the body with my own two eyes! Zombie!!!

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Dorian Mode said...

Nahhhh, every [GM] has a reset button. But when your mind is as wonderful (read: whiskey-fueled and MMORPG-ignited) as Dave's, rebooting can be an extremely time-consuming process. True Davites just put checking back every couple days on the to-do list, having faith in the (N+1)th Return of Dave.

Hope he doesn't have a limit, like Doctor Who.

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger tyranastrasz said...

"While I miss your posts quite a bit, real life comes first man!"

Agreed. We'll check back every few days, you just do what you've gotta do in the meantime! Thanks for letting us know you're still alive.

 
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At 4:19 PM, Blogger Tyler said...

Welcome back, Dave!

 
At 1:54 AM, Blogger Alex said...

See Dave! Even the random porn spam posters missed you!

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

welcome back Dave, good to see that you're still alive-ish and stuff. keep the funny rolling!

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Hylian said...

Dave take breaks as long as you like. If that's what it takes to get creative juices flowin, I fully support it. I know you take pride in your work and wouldn't release something non-amusing just because you can post something. Any time you take a break, I always think of this long-winded quote from another good writer: Maddox.

"...I respect my readers. I have written or started to write 13 articles last year, and only published 1. That's because I don't think everything I write is worth posting, and I wish more web authors followed suit. There's way too much bullsh** out there; too many half-assed assertions, uninteresting observations, long, tedious fiction tomes and an endless supply of sh***y photo blogs. ... If it took you 5 minutes to make, it'll probably take me half as long times zero seconds to lose interest. ... Nobody cares about the quantity of articles, it's the quality that counts. If you post a thousand sh***y articles and one good one, you think anyone will remember the sh***y ones...? ... No... Nobody remembers the sh***y ones. All they care about are the good ones." - Maddox (source: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/avkcv/i_am_maddox_ama/c0jm6uc )

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger Duncan7 said...

I believe the reports of Dave's non-death may have been exaggerated.

 
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