Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's The Holiday Season...

So whoop-de-do, and hickory dock...

Lots going on, and I'm going to shut it down for the next week or so. I'm not disappearing totally, as I hope you will find my goofy comments on your blogs in the next several days. But there's so much on my plate that I just won't have time to think of anything witty to say on here.

My day job is stressing me out, as I just learned that they want to relocate me. Very far away. And not anywhere exotic. (Sigh). So I have some pretty heavy decisions to make.

I just received my copy of my signed publishing contract for The Dragonfly Warrior, and I still can't believe it's happening. I've been a "hack" for over fifteen years now, and it took a lot of rejection, frustration, and hard work to get to this point, so thank you for all of your support and encouragement.

Finally, my thanks go out to all of you who wished me a happy birthday. I am getting old. Literally standing on the very precipice of my 30s. One gentle gale away from being pushed over that hill and onto another decade. Kinda sucks. But not really.

I will be back to post just before the New Year, so Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, my wonderful blog friends.

Oh, and enjoy this fun little video of a very creative way to dispose of those old Christmas trees.


23 comments:

Mr. Shife said...

I hope the job thing sorts itself out for the best, and congrats on the publishing contract. That is awesome news. Take care, buddy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Pk Hrezo said...

Hey Jay, and fellow Sag!I just turned 38 so I know exactly how you feel... but way I see it, we've earned our age and we managed to make it this far.
So so great about your book! Let me know and I'll help spread the word when it's ready for sale.
Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jay, just remember to enjoy the ride after signing that contract. There is so much more to come, believe me.
And I was older than that when I signed the contract for my first book, so you're not allowed to say you're old.
Merry Christmas!

Jay Noel said...

Shife: Thanks man. And it looks like Santa is going to have to come with more gifts when he visits your house!

PK: I really appreciate it, a lot. It's been great helping and supporting other indie writers the past 10 years, and it's a great comfort knowing that hopefully I'll receive a little help too. Merry Christmas!

Alex: It's all about perspective, right! Thanks buddy. Merry Christmas to you too.

Riann Coltan said...

Merry Christmas, Jay. See ya around this ol' place we call the Internet.

Rusty Webb said...

Congrats on your contract. Maybe you could commute with your rocket tree to work every day.

Jay Noel said...

Merry Christmas to you too Riann!

Rusty: I'm strongly considering that option.

sonia said...

Congrats on your contract! That's awesome!

Phats said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Sorry I missed it :) Hope you and your family have a great holiday, and make sure to relax a little.

Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

Happy birthday. Congratulations on your book (I can't wait to read it). If the relocation is to someplace warm and you make money I say go for it dude! Nothing like a change of scenery to reinvent yourself and find new people to hang out with. Oh how exciting the new year must be :)))

Dafeenah said...

I"m sorry about the job thing. I know it sucks but I hope in the end it works out all the best for you. Congrats on the signed contract that's totally awesome. And as someone who's been on the other side of the big 3-0 for a while now, the view's not so bad from over here.

take care and happy holidays

Jay Noel said...

Sonia: Thanks so much!

Phats: No worries. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Michael: It's going to be an interesting year for sure. Thanks!

Dafeenah: I'm on the edge of being 40, actually. I just turned 39. Yikes!!!!

Super Happy Jen said...

That Christmas tree thing doesn't strike me as safe. Those things are a lot heavier than toy rockets. Congrats on the contract! Isn't it exciting? I love telling people when my book is coming out.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your soon to be published book. I was glad to see the rocket tree didn't land on anyone..lol.

Mark Noce said...

Power to you for writing while still tackling a stressful job (I'm there myself). Groovy blog:)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Best of luck on all the hard decisions, and congrats on getting your contract!!

Jay Noel said...

Thanks everyone!

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