The New JayBusbee.Com Manifesto

Friends, readers, countrymen (and women)…I’m in a conundrum. As you can see by the date of the post just previous to this one, I haven’t exactly been updating this blog with lightning speed. 48 days in Internet time is, like, what — six years? I’ve been juggling multiple assignments of late, and JayBusbee.com has been the ball that the juggler drops and kicks to the side, lest it slide under his foot and totally screw up his entire…well, you get the point.

But, since this site does bear my name, I feel something of an obligation to, you know, not let it wither and die. Bad karma, that.

What, then, to do with JayBusbee.com?

In poker terms, I’m tightening up. I’m refocusing this site to be All About Me. (Hey, self-love is the purest love of all…even if it’s often forbidden.) There are plenty of sites that do half-ass book and movie and comic and TV reviews; once in awhile I’ll be one of ’em. But I’ve got a ton of material coming out over the next two-plus years, stuff that needs some serious pimping and stuff that I’d love to give you behind-the-scenes looks at.

So here’s what’s on the horizon, now and in the future:

Sports Gone South continues to hum right along, picking up server-crushing links from Sports Illustrated and others every so often. Read it for your daily fix of Southern sports idiocy.

-I’ve got a new gig relaunching a sports blog for a major publication, but since I don’t know if I can talk about it yet, I’ll have to keep quiet about it for another few days. Launch is scheduled for August, and it’s going to put my sophomoric humor in front of a crapload of people, whether they like it or not.

-Two new comics, RIPPED and THE NETWORK, are nearing release dates. More info on them here.

-Also on the comics front, next week, POSTCARDS hits, with my short story “Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland” within. Check the home site for more info on it; I’ll post the reviews that mention my contribution here. The rest of them can go screw.

-And still more comics — I’m writing a four-issue miniseries for Platinum Studios. It’s a scripting gig–the story’s already compiled; I’m just putting words in the characters’ mouths. Hopefully nouns AND verbs. Maybe even an adjective or two, if I’m lucky. Contract’s in hand; I’ll announce it as soon as I’m permitted to. Scheduled for release January-April of 2008.

-Whew–even more comics — A one-shot for Arcana Comics that’s kind of like…well, remember how badass that scene in Fellowship of the Rings was when everyone was trapped underground in the dwarf mines? It’s like that…except not fantasy.

-I’m also a regular contributor to the Chicago Sports Weekly, Bluff, Atlanta, ChopTalk, and the William & Mary Alumni Magazine, and have stuff coming out from each of them in the next few days/weeks/months.

-Finally, down the line, I’ve got three books in progress — one on the Braves’ playoff dynasty (scheduled publication: Spring 2009), one on the Georgia Bulldogs’ championship season (scheduled publication: Summer 2010), and a third that I don’t want to talk about yet because I haven’t submitted the proposal but it’s really cool and will have some GREAT behind-the-scenes stories. Hold On Loosely, that’s all that I can tell you…

Amid that, I still do environmental and other business writing.

So there you have it. More frequent updates, more solipsism. Come back soon, y’hear?

Jay

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