The Employment Score

A quick personal note.


As long-time readers know, I’ve been struggling ever since the economy collapsed at the end of 2008. I’ve managed to get by on freelance gigs, contract work, and occasionally the grace of God, but I’ve had nothing like a permanent, stable position. Throw in selling a house and moving and some other significant life events, and you can see that life has been very complicated indeed.

I accepted an offer today for a permanent, stable position.

What does this mean for the site? Hard for me to say. I did the revamp right as my life began descending into chaos, so I’ve never tried to manage it with a forty-hour-a-week, Monday-through-Friday gig. I imagine in the short-term, my work here will be its usual sporadic self, but I’m hoping a set schedule without having to look for work in my free time (or feel guilty for not doing so) will mean that I get better at posting, replying to e-mail, and digging up the latest DEW and Parker news, as well as having more time to read great crime fiction to review.

Can’t promise that, but we’ll see!

I’ve got some down time before I start. A lot of things to take care of, of course, but I hope to get some long-delayed guest posts finally up. That won’t start for a few days though. I have celebrating to do.