Pardon the dust, folks.

After several months off, I decided it was time to refresh this blog with the help of my friend Jeff James, who is a WordPress wizard and also a super friend.

What was I doing with all that time off? Novel-ing, actually. At some point early in 2013, I set a rather ludicrous goal for myself. Tired of working on a novel that was at the time going nowhere, I decided the best course of action was to devote a calendar year to producing as much new content as I could.

This would serve a few purposes. For one, it would give me a backlog of new stories to revise on a rotation, instead of focusing all my time on one project, unable to see the forest for the trees. Having several new projects under my belt would give me a chance to use each project as a palette cleanser, so to speak. Each time I came back to one I’d be able to look at it with fresh eyes. Secondly, this would help me get to a goal I’ve always had as a writer—to have 3 projects in the pipe simultaneously. Ideally, I’d constantly be creating a first draft, revising an old draft and submitting a finished story.

From February to May of 2013, I wrote THE JIMMY PROJECT, which I’ve talked about on this blog before. From June to August, I penned TALONS OF THE GODS, a tale of wizards and deities. And in November, I participated in NaNoWriMo to finish NAT THE LOST GIRL, a middle grade project that I’m extremely excited about.

In the near future, I’ll be posting a bit more about each of these projects, along with a couple of excerpts to give an idea of the tone and content of each one. In the meantime, I’ll be updating this blog several times a week, talking about what I’m reading, what I’m writing and tearing into stories of various mediums.

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