For the last 3 years, I’ve blogged pretty much every week. At times I posted more than once a week and I actually can’t remember if I ever skipped posting during some of those busy months in 2018 and 2019! But for a long time, it's been steady at one post per week, shared in the newsletter on weekends. I have been putting a lot of attention into my blog posts, but blog activity and promotional activity to market older books are both taking a lot of my time. I really want to start writing new books and since I'm also busy with other things, I have to prioritize where my writing time goes. So I will be cutting the blog posting down to about twice a month, which means you’ll be getting a newsletter update every other week instead of weekly.
I kept a few sporadic blogs in the past when my posting was much less consistent. But this blog has been a steady place for me to discuss my work and my artistic vision over the last few years and I’m very blessed and grateful for that. The continuity of this blog has been a product of the stable newsletter following I’ve had during that time and writers are beings who want their words to be read by a public audience. Having my ideas discussed through this blog has been beyond meaningful and kept me feeling so encouraged during a time when I wasn’t producing any new material and was instead contemplating my journey forward and how to become an author who truly helps readers.
However, it’s also true that many writers only send newsletters occasionally and keep their blog (or podcast) as a separate stream people can also subscribe to. I’ll do whatever feels right at the time when I am able to produce weekly blog content again. I will still post weekly images on FB and Instagram (there are follow buttons at the top of the newsletter or in the sidebar if you've clicked through to the blog) and in the next few months I plan to do a little more video content. I will continue to connect with you every other week via email during this exciting upcoming new year. I have three WIP now—two are more fleshed-out ideas and one is just lurking around the corner—and I am so eager for you to see all of them. To do that, I must write more on my manuscripts and less on my blog. And in any case, twice a month is still pretty often to get an email from me. 😊
And there will be more updates.
Pleasant Fiction in an Age of Noise
I write stories about human emotions--about the journey of life. Every step of it can be meaningfully great or simply terrible and you can only reach the end after experiencing many kinds of things that make you grow. Emotional travels are the travels of life and the road of living is not one planned out in notebooks or organized in Scrivener. It is felt in love, hope, and fear and developed through an understanding of why humans go through these. And, on top of that, my stories are adventure stories. History, fantasy, and daily modern situations are all adventures as long as you don't know for sure what's going to happen when you wake up each day. Because that would be like repeating the same day over and over again and who wants to do that?
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