I've been asked several times already so I thought I'd better post about why you haven't seen any more progress on my SSR lately.
I got laid off my assignment in Atlanta!
This really put a crimp in my plans. I had planned on being there about a year instead of just 4 months. But, the client has started a major IT reorganization, and so my project, after being "delayed" for the last 8 weeks I was there, will now either will not get done at all or will be outsourced to IBM.
I had planned on working with Reese at MTI in Atlanta on my SSR. We had a good relationship going. I was getting my SSR built up one step at a time, and he was getting good data for a complete MTI SSR offering.
It's pretty tough to continue that from 1000 miles away.
It's not as easy as simply finding another shop to work with here in Austin, for a couple of reasons. First, you don't find a Reese Cox in every city. He's very good.
Secondly, I don't even know what city my next assignment will be in! (I take contract IT project management assignments wherever they pop up, as a "regular" job in IT these days doesn't pay enough to keep a star student in college (2 more years to go . . . )
So, I'm afraid there's going to be a temporary lull in my writing. Sigh. THAT's the way I'd REALLY like to make my living, but I think automotive writers don't do much betetr than "starving artists".
I'll keep you guys posted.
If any of you have an employer who is looking for a computer project contractor, let me know!