I love thinking, plotting and playing with ideas. Not surprisingly, I enjoy writing.
In fact, it’s a bit of an obsession.
The problem is I have too many ideas bouncing around in my head. I’m constantly coming up with ideas for new articles, books and series. In the meantime, I’ve been working on my state symbols project for a staggering three years now. (I actually began researching state symbols more than three decades ago.)
Every year or two, I come up for a breath of fresh air and try to upgrade my website(s) and offer an update on my progress.
This is going to be an exciting year. My state symbols reference (Geobop’s State Symbols) has morphed into a series of four books. At the same time, I’ve begun working on a parallel series that focuses on individual states. The first book in that series will be Maine Symbols. (Maine celebrates its bicentennial this year.)
I’ve also designed a series of new state flags and a series of more than fifty tartans representing all the states. Plus, I’m launching an online store that will offer a variety of related memorabilia and accessories, from scarves and T-shirts to posters to mugs.
I’m going to try and get all the above finished some time in March (2020). In the likely event, that I don’t make it, don’t give up. I am making daily progress.
It’s very hard finding the time to finish this enormous project. The biggest problem: There are only 24 hours in a day.
Moreover, I have a day job. I’m also running for public office (again)—Washington State Governor.
On top of that, I recently converted all my websites to WordPress and migrated them to a new host. Getting all those sites squared away is going to take some time. Plus, I may be jumping into photography soon.
When I finally get the nightmare that my state symbols project has turned into finished, I’ll be free to tackle politix and philosophy.
My book Conspiracy Science 101 is actually very nearly finished. In fact, I had hoped to publish it last fall, but I decided to keep focused on state symbols instead.
I have a big surprise in store for fans this year, a project that will once again delay the publishing of Conspiracy Science 101 until the fall. All I can say for now is that Jews 101…or something eerily similar…will be finished this year. And it will be a surprise within a surprise. 😉
So what can you say about someone who’s been plugging a couple dozen books for years but hasn’t finished one?
Well, I’m obviously frustrated, a little embarrassed and utterly worn out. But the long wait will not have been in vain.
In summary, I still can’t give you any solid deadlines, but the pieces are starting to fall in place. I’ll get my state symbols series off the ground some times this spring (hopefully in March), and my first political bombshell (and it will be a bombshell) should be published before June. (It’s rumored that May Day, 2020 will be a very special day.)
Stay tuned, and remember to believe in the power of one.
David W. Blomstrom