Recently I've been doing most of my blogging and updates over at www.jrblackwell.com, but I figured I'd check back into Livejournal world to let the people who follow this blog in on what's going on. In general, things are going well. Basically life is full of cake. costumes and games.
Shelter in Place reached it's Kickstarter goal - and then some. We raised twice as much money as we needed to finance the print run and now we are in the last 48 hours of the Kickstarter with contributions still coming in. It's very exciting to me that so many people want this game. As a reward to our supporters, I've put together an anthology of zombie fiction called Gimme Shelter. Excerpts can be found here: http://jrblackwell.wordpress.com/2011/10/1
My birthday came and went. I got exactly what I wanted, which was to drink a bottle of wine with my husband and to eat my favorite dinner plus cake. Some dear friends also got me a gift certificate to my favorite online store and I bought a dress that I want to wear every day. I also got a seriously awesome illustration of Dr. Mercury. I bought myself the dress pictured and yesterday it arrived. It is skin tight. I makes me glad that I have been running six times a week because it is very revealing - despite the fact that while I'm in it, you can only see my head and hands. The dress is very, very, dramatic. If the weather is cool enough, I'm going to wear it to New York Comic Con.
I'm going to New York Comic Con! Jared is going to be on a panel there, and I'm going to support him and Steve and have a good time. I've also put together a graphic novel pitch with Natalie, the artist who worked on the Shelter in Place illustrations, and DAMN that lady can draw. Also, I think she may be psychic, because sometimes it feels like she can peer into my head and see what I'm imagining. Of course I want someone to buy our comic pitch right away, but I think I'll be happy just to get some feedback from people on what they think of our pitch and idea and story. Also, it's just crazy fun to collaborate with Natalie.
I'm doing some engagement photoshoots, which is very fun, and lining up some other projects. Keeping busy, doing a lot of writing, a lot of photography, and a lot of working out. So, that's what's going on.