Not quite yet, in any case.
I've been giving this a lot of thought since my announcement last September, and these last few weeks I sort of had decided that I was going to call it quits. Sure, the detractors and the shit thrown my way had something to do with the whole process, but they were just a factor among many. All in all, I had the feeling that I had done pretty much everything I had ever envisioned for the Hotlist, and then some! So I figured the timing was just about right to go out on top.
Anyway, I'm moving in a few weeks, and I spent the last week or so painting my new apartment and getting my shit together for the move. As I was applying plaster in an attempt to cover a dumbass caulking job running the length of my kitchen counter, I realized that this was no way to spend a Saturday morning. Such mornings are usually spent sitting in my favorite chair, reading a book with a steaming cup of coffee.
Thinking that I should be back home with R. Scott Bakker's The White-Luck Warrior, it hit me that I couldn't really leave the game just yet. All the more so because of the fact that it took longer to complete the final edit of Steven Erikson's The Crippled God, and chances were that I might not be able to read and review it prior to retiring. The same thing goes for Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear. Can't quite turn my back on the SFF Blogosphere without polishing off these eagerly anticipated titles.
And out of spite -- I know it doesn't speak well of me -- I wanted to keep annoying all the haters out there. For some reason, this always warms my heart. :P As Sam Sykes told me: If you quit, then the terrorists have won.
So I'll be sticking around for a while. . . Get ready for more short, pathetic book reviews, crappy interviews, insipid articles, vapid SFF content, and the odd music video!
Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Wasting technology since 2005. Says so in my profile! ;-) So we'll keep at it!