Can I declare a hiatus retroactively?

By | October 7, 2008

Ed Healy hailed me on Twitter, asking if I was working on a new episode of the podcast. I’m not, I answered. Not yet.

I seriously underestimated the effect that my new job at a PR firm would have on my life. On show after show I kept saying that I’d make changes that would give me more time to pursue projects I care about, particularly this one. But honestly: the first six months at any new job always kick your ass. There’s nothing you can do about it except to focus as hard as you can on learning the ropes.

So in case you were wondering, that’s what I’ve been doing since June. But summer’s over and I’ve more or less gotten my sea legs, and it’s time to start planning for the next “season” of Writing For Pay. I’ve had a number of emails from people who’d like to be guests on the show, and I’m going to start writing those folks back and setting up interviews.

Although there’s one troubling development: Mysteriously, I see that my subscriptions have gone UP since I stopped posting shows. Maybe what my audience really wants is for me to stop talking?