Hey y’all. What a month it’s been! The final draft of my novel is nearly complete. I’ve polished off the first couple hundred pages. Reworked a few scenes. Corrected some misspellings. Tossed junk that didn’t belong. Fun stuff.
I do have a few posts in the pipeline for Optimist’s Umbrella in June.
More excitement is coming this summer, so don’t be a stranger. Keep watching this space for updates on the book, the blog, and the rest of Conq Enterprises.
In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Cobra Commander being all threatening:
So, I don’t know if you heard, but there’s a new guy on the throne of St. Peter.
Last week, the Roman Catholic Church elected a new pope: Pope Francis I.
I love this guy!
He’s an Hispanic Jesuit with a true love for the poor and disenfranchised. Plus, you know, I have a special space in my heart for St. Francis of Assisi. He was my patron saint for Confirmation.
Hey guys. Sorry if the quality of recent posts has dropped a bit. Even sorrier if you have subscribed but haven’t been getting updates.
The fact is, I’m in the process of renovating my online presence. As a result, The Optimist’s Umbrella will no longer be updating under wordpress.williambrust.com.
Rather, effective March 1 of 2013, this blog has relocated to wordpress.theoptimistsumbrella.com. All old posts on this site have been moved and will no longer appear at williambrust.wordpress.com as of March 31, 2013.
I will soon be purchasing three domain names: williambrust.com, theoptimistsumbrella.com, and brustconsulting.com. Each of these sites will serve a specific purpose.
My personal blog, The Optimist’s Umbrella, will continue to update weekly at theoptimistsumbrella.com.
Meanwhile, my freelance grant-writing business will be headquartered at brustconsulting.com.
Conq Enterprises at williambrust.com will serve as a kind of mothership, a headquarters for all my online activities. From there, you’ll find links to my facebook writer’s page, my twitter feeds, my professional consulting site, and my blog.
Once a month or so, I’ll try to do a feature on the work of someone I admire. Because the only thing better than someone enjoying my work is finding work we can enjoy together.
For now, I’m sorry to say there will be no further blog updates in this space. Please feel free to check out The Optimist’s Umbrella’s new home, which will continue to be updated.