I haven't posted in awhile - which is one way to drive away Rhino lovers. (There are others, of course, but you need to be in the general vicinity to experience those.)
Life has been rather crazed lately, bordering on chaotic, but in a good way for a change - lots of amazing things happening.
Looks like the HLDW* has broken into a paying writing gig. I am fairly bursting at the seams I'm so proud of her. It is "in process" as they say and there are a couple of hurdles remaining (but they are things she is in control of clearing) but the fact that she has gotten this far so quickly is nothing short of amazing. She is an incredible woman and I still marvel at the fact that she settled for me. I'm not sniffing at the potential of an additional revenue stream (as paltry as I've been warned it might be) either. Rhinos are all about the revenue stream.
On the start-up front - we are now an officially INCORPORATED business entity - an LLC no less. We are in the process of pulling a lot of threads together and are looking to be actively seeking business on Monday, 3 August. Things have worked out great with the contract as I work from home and start very early due to time zone considerations which leaves my late afternoons & evenings free to work on the new business venture - very key in that there is zero conflict with the much appreciated paying gig. On the suck side I've forgotten how much it truly blows to write a business plan. I've done it before and forgot how painful it is.
Oh, yeah, I'm COO. That's kinda' cool and think it will look good on a business card - The Rhino, COO.
On the home front - things are getting pretty much back to normal but there is still some distance to go. Jennicki wrote about the unemployment thing very eloquently and I think that I'd like to do something along those lines as well at some point - but I think I need some perspective as it is still very raw. After 18 months of on again/off again contract employment, coming within one day of losing the house, the constant worry of paying the bills, etc., I almost feel as if I'm suffering from some sort of PTSD at times. There is a core of anxiety that I'm still carrying around - it lessens every day - but it is still there. I'm almost afraid to be hopeful.
On top of all of the demands on my time I was asked to do a rush review of a HUGE pre-pub manuscript last week - and, before Havock bursts a blood vessel, it was NOT After America. There was absolutely no question that I was going to do it despite my lack of free time and it took a couple of very late nights. I can't really say what it was but it was awesome and had lots and lots of explodey goodness. I have multiple geekgasms when I do this kind of thing. Yes, the Rhino is a pathetic fanboy and it was worth every precious minute of sleep lost.
Oh, and I'm getting a free 42" plasma TV next weekend. Any time I get to type the words "free" and "plasma TV" in the same sentence it is always a good thing.
Anyway, that is the down and dirty update. I still need to write about another lost weekend at Steve's and I do have a double secret probation task to finish for another writer that I've sorta' kinda' dropped the ball on in all of the chaos during the last month.
All in all the karmic scales seem to be balancing once again and I am reminded that it really is good to be The Rhino.
*Hippie Liberal Douche Wife.