Hello Readers, KR here. I’m going out on a limb here to even assume that I have any readers. If it wasn’t obvious enough, I haven’t actually done anything with Salon Auteur since the beginning of the year. I actually haven’t even signed in to WordPress since January. I want to give a huge thank you to Gwen, who has posted several articles here this year and whose dedication to her imagination continues to stagger me. Those of you who know me personally will know that I’ve been dealing with a heavy load, emotionally, and it has sapped nearly all of my desire to write fiction. Even the few spurts of inspiration that come to me last perhaps only 15 to 20 minutes at a time, and almost completely dissipate when I take up pencil or keyboard.
On the other hand, I have not been completely idle. I have taken up a job as a staff writer for Last Rites, an online heavy metal review website, and have published a fair amount of original material on my other blog, The Blackened Edge (also on the topic of heavy metal). Fiction may have escaped my grasp so far, but music criticism hasn’t. I’m pulling things together slowly, having most recently rekindled my interest in tabletop roleplaying games.
I hope to resume work on many things soon, including this blog. I don’t have any timeframe at this point. But in the meantime, the wonderful Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half wrote the best explanation of a person suffering from depression that I have ever read in my life. Go read that instead of wasting your time here. Go! Shoo!