Monday, June 21, 2010

Homotion


So I'm sure some of you have noticed that my posts last week got much shorter. You also may have noticed that I've had less time to read and comment on your blogs than I would like.

Part of it is because of being out of work on Monday and dealing with the Frisky situation but mostly it is because of work. I found out on Friday that my company is homoting me again. If you don't know what that means it's probably because I made that word up. A homotion is like a promotion except your employer is treating you like a ho.

Essentially I've been asked to handle more responsibilities and duties for the same amount of pay and benefits: a homotion. I'm not complaining, lord knows I'm happy to have a decent job in this economy, but what this means is that I'm going to have to cut back on blogging; especially on reading and commenting, even though I wish I didn't have to.

I am going to post 5 times this week because I don't want to give traffic any excuse to decrease when I have such an awesome guest blogger being featured this Friday (see above). I will have to decrease the amount and length of posts in the near future though, so please be prepared. I will never stop doing the guest posts on Friday, unless I run out of volunteers. Speaking of which I have no one scheduled on my spreadsheet after this Friday so if you want to volunteer please send me an email, or if you know a blogger you would like to see featured drop me a line and I will email them myself. I also don't intend to stop posting my examples of bad queries, at least not until I run out of them, though I may have to start putting those posts together on weekends because of the length of them.

In the meantime if you have a particularly awesome post that you would like me to read and comment on, please don't hesitate to let me know, because I will now only have time to read about 10 blogs a day rather than the 50-100 I am used to.

Please be understanding and stick with me and perhaps one day this will all turn around (when I get published, become super rich and famous, and can quit this dreary day job)!

20 comments:

Emily White said...

Don't worry about it! Life happens. We understand. :D

Stephanie said...

Hey Matt - I sure enjoy your blog. I hope all goes well with your kitty!

I'd love to join the fray on your Friday posts. I'm recently agented and would be happy to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of my query. Lemme know if you're interested!

Piedmont Writer said...

Matthew, as with anything else, life gets in the way. Don't worry about it. It doesn't matter what you post or when you post, only that you post. We'll still be here. Hope Fatty Bolger is okay.

Vicki Rocho said...

Ditto what everyone else said. I'll swing by whenever I see there's a new posting...whether that's tomorrow or next week.

Matthew Rush said...

Thanks all. I forgot to mention that Fatty Bolger is okay. He's home now and on the mend. Actually I didn't say anything yet because I'm doing a post about it tomorrow - hopefully with pictures.

salarsenッ said...

Hey Matt,

I totally understand. If you do a quick review of my post today, you'll see why. You do a wonderful job and I'm sure it will continue. Don't fret about it. We all have obligations and unexpecteds that come up. (yeah, made up that word.)

I'm up for a guest post at some point. Not right now, though. Life is just so busy.

Good luck at work.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll have to remember that word. Bet you didn't even get with that, either.

Mesmerix said...

Matthew: The job that pays the bills has to come first. We understand and we'll be here :)

Christina Lee said...

GREAT word-one I will pass on to my hubby, because he just got one two weeks ago! Hang in there!

JustineDell said...

Homotion *laughs hysterically* Love it!

Okay, so don't forgot to read my blog for beta week this week. Then you don't have to read it anymore...but this week is fun and entertaining! Don't miss it, Matt!

~JD

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm always suprised to hear that people blog while at work. That wasn't possible with my old job (drug rep). I was on the road all the time (just try blogging and driving at the same time). But then again, I didn't have time to write with that job, either. Acutally, I didn't have time for anything with that job. . . including my kids. :(

Old Kitty said...

I love that word "homotion"!! I hope to see it soon in the Oxford Dictionary - it's so so so apt!

Good luck with your work and blogging schedules! Good luck with your WIP and critique group!

I also hope that kitty is doing well! Take care
x

Creepy Query Girl said...

I hope you DO get to be rich and famous too:) Sorry about the 'homotion' - LOVE that word!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Don't worry. Life is hectic at the best of times. Just say hi when you can. :)

Falen said...

ugh. Homotions. I hate those. I have one coming up in august that will require a week of training where i have to go into the office. Which would normally be OK but the office is in Minnetonka and i'm in White Bear Lake.
3 hour daily commute is going to be so fun...

Talli Roland said...

Homotion! I've never heard this but I can certainly relate to the concept. Good luck with it Matthew.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Sorry about the day-job torture!! I have a contest going this week, starting tomorrow, so I hope you'll be able to stop by at least once to enter! :)

Hang in there!

Carolyn V. said...

I agree with everyone else. You can only do so much. =)

Guinevere said...

Good luck with things! I think we all have to deal with blogging slow-downs at some points.

I have a query that received a request for a full, but a) it was rejected and b) I pulled back the novel for more revisions before querying it further (not because the eight or ten rejections I collected, but because I knew in my heart it wasn't ready). I don't know if that's the sort of thing you'd be interested in covering in the query experiment. :)

Slamdunk said...

Hang in there Matthew.

Thanks for increasing my vocabulary with the word "homotion."