My postings have been a bit on the skimpy side the last couple of days. There are two reasons for that.
The first is that things are a bit insane at the Day Job. As of today, I already have 22 hours on the clock — and I still have three full days left to work in the week.
The other reason is that I’m working on a very, very big piece for Wizbang that might end up being my Magnum Opus. Currently, I’m breaking it into five parts. I’ve finished the first drafts of parts 1 and 2, mostly done with 3, and have outlines for 4 and 5 — and I just broke 3,600 words in the whole thing. I’m tentatively scheduling it to publish next Monday through Friday, one installment a day, but the piece might have a few ideas of its own about that. So far, I’ve cited the Bible, Rudyard Kipling, Stan Lee, World War I, World War II, Thomas Harris, Tom Clancy, Lord Acton, and Christopher Hitchens — and I’m only roughly halfway there.
I’ll try to keep up my traditional 3 pieces a day, but this beast is sucking a LOT of my time and brainpower. And so far I think it’s worth it.
Update: Joss Whedon and Tom Lehrer are also likely to make the cut.