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How To Kill A Blog:
1) Promise a format change and then never follow through
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far, 2012 has not been my best year for promotional and creative
activity. To be honest, I had a rocky start since I started the year in a
job that was eating every hour of free time I could find. At the same
time, I was having trouble finding a balance for my creative life; in
short, my writing productivity dropped dead.
discovered it is nearly impossible to write when you are depressed
about work and financially drained. In my case, there was always this
sense of shame when I sat down to write; it’s a strange, nagging voice
in the back of my head that says, “You shouldn’t be doing this right
now. You should be looking for a better job.” And once that voice
started whispering, I couldn’t concentrate on anything creative.
lo and behold, that voice has disappeared. In March, I took a job that I
absolutely love. It’s been almost five years since I felt that way
about work. It’s a joy to get up and go to the office in the morning
because I totally dig my coworkers and, most importantly, I am proud of
the work I do for the company. It’s a real blessing.
with the fact that I’ve finally found a scheduling balance that allows
for writing on a regular basis (instead of stealing precious hours at
night), my creativity has jump-started itself. The past few months since
taking the new job have been mostly about getting on my feet and making
sure life is back on track for my wife and I; but now, it’s time to
face that ominous blank page with a confident grin.
It’s time to write.
currently working on the next installment of Divine Intermission, a
series of fantasy novellas available exclusively on Amazon right now. At
the same time, I am writing two stage plays with two separate friends
and I am planning a new series of science fiction novellas for kids.
looming over all those projects is the one that keeps me going: I am
working on the sequel to my debut novel “Children of Aerthwheel.” It is
in very early stages and most likely won’t be available until next year
sometime. I am uber-jealous of prolific indie writers like Amanda
Hocking and SM Reine; one day, I hope to churn out the books as quickly
as they do.
So, I’m back. And I’m going to stay here for awhile, if you don’t mind.