The blog is alive. It’s been some time since a post, as frankly the decompensation of the Trump administration has advanced far faster than any writer could keep up. I have not had the time to commentate here, I’ve done so on Twitter, as every spare minute goes towards finishing off the manuscript. In its third major rewrite, Pat Hayden Jones, Renegade is nearly done and in a form I would not be embarrassed to share.
When the MS is done and sent off to a beta reader or two, I’ll have time to draw my parallels between Trump and the deadly incompetence which I envisioned in the PHJ universe. I did not expect the Fall of America for another three decades at least. Considering what’s been happening lately, I think that schedule will have to be accelerated. Yes, I still have hope that the Republic can withstand a single bad administration, but the forces that brought us here — gerrymander-fueled partisanship, demagoguery, a failing educational system, a drug epidemic and a hollowed-out economy — can be extrapolated to a very dark future. Let’s just hope that future stays fictional.