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Where the heck have I been anyway?

Alright, I said I’d go back to regular updates. I did say that. You read when I said that, right? I think that might have been a lie. I mean, it wasn’t a lie when I said it, but it turned into a lie when it didn’t happen. I don’t want to make excuses so I’m going to tell you the truth with this here extended status update. I guess you might think of it like one great big excuse but that’s okay. At least you’ll know I’m not just sitting at home playing Destiny instead of updating my blog with pictures of penguins and me crying on the floor.

Life has been exciting. Like, really exciting. Crazily, insanely, superbly exciting. So exciting that I might puke because as it turns out that the good things in life cause my anxiety to kick into a overdrive at the thought of things being so exciting that I don’t know how to deal with them. Carl, you know Carl, my partner whom I often talk about in this here blogorito (Spanish for blog) ((Not actually)) filmed a movie last summer entitled Revenge of the Green Dragons. It was produced by Martin Scrosese and Directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo of Infernal Affairs fame. Anyway, after a year of waiting, the film debuted this past month at the Toronto International Film Festival. That’s huge! Like crazy huge. That’s the festival movies go to when people think they actually matter! He was greeted by an amazing red carpet experience and you can hear all about it at his blog HERE. Honestly, you should follow him anyway because he was listed as one of the top 40 Asian Actors to watch and he’s just a friggin awesome guy who puts up with me writing, drawing and leaving my desk a general disaster every day.

Speaking of writing, that gets back to the original question, where have I been? You may know that my very first bonafide novel is releasing in print and ebook editions on October 31. What you might NOT know is that the deadline for the final draft of the book is Sunday, this Sunday. That means that I am desperately working full throttle to finish last minute edits and make the best book that I possibly can. Carl and I literally sit for 8 hours everyday, going through the book line by line and fixing and tweaking until our eyes bleed. When it’s all said and done, I’m sure I will have a long post about the insane process of writing a book, but for now, just know that I am indeed doing it.

I want to tell you more. I want to tell you how we are planning many signings here in NYC and more next year across the country. I want to tell you about the amazing opportunities that are coming out of this book and Carl’s movie for the both of us. I want to tell you that I will also be releasing a book next April with several posts from this blog. Oh, guess I just spilled the beans on that one. The future is so crazily exciting that I don’t know what to do about it and I can’t wait to start blogging for real again and give you all the poorly drawn humanoids you deserve. Until then, the book must cross the finish line so that you can read it when you come out and understand all the hard work that went into it. Creating and being creative is one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching, painful, soul-sucking, panic-inducing things you can do in this life, and I am glad to say that I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Thanks for always reading and pinkie promise to get back to normal updates as soon as humanly possible.

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