On December 23rd, I left my job at Norwich University. It’s one of those things that’s been a long time coming. As I began to do more work with places like io9 and Barnes and Noble, I came to a conclusion: I can do one of those two jobs well, but not both. So, I opted for the one that brought me more satisfaction.
I’m now completely freelance, and I’m excited by the possibilities (let’s check in on that in a couple of months), and the time that it’ll afford me to research and explore some interesting things.
I haven’t left Norwich completely – there’s a saying: Norwich Forever! and ever and ever. – I’m now teaching for their undergraduate program. My first class, ENG250B, Crime and Literature, begins today.
In addition to that, I’ve got an impressive stack of books that I’ve been wanting to read and review (which I can now do), a bunch of science fiction / fantasy / science / history topics that I want to dig into, and a couple of enterprise projects that I’ll be doing. Then, there’s a couple of TV recaps that I’m doing, as well as my regular Kirkus column.
What excites me more, however, is what I can now say ‘YES’ to. There’s a couple of places that I’ve spoken with about writing, but have never really had the time to do anything with. Plus, my cat is happy that I’m home. He’s already climbed into my lap to take a nap.