Hello, Friends and Family,
Many of you have probably noticed that I haven't posted much on this site, specifically. This is because most of the energy has gone into the creation and posting of some fun pulp adventure that I've posted on Stempunk a-Go-Go.
This relates directly to my plans for the year, which is to finish this backlog of material I've been talking about all year. Much of this backlog is the escapist fiction that I've been sharing because, well, I think we can all use a break.
There is a lot of more serious work that I'll be shaing this year. The memories in fiction that I've alluded to earlier will be shared at some point, as will two or three other more serious pieces that I'm still trying to wrap up in my notebooks.
My goal for 2017 is not to publish or to search for an agent or an editor. This year needs to be all about finsihing the work. Last year was a real explosion of creativity. Looking back, I finished first drafts of about nine stories as well as starting at least five more, in addition to the composing of a number of chapters in the yound adult novel. That's a good year of writing, especialy for a guy with a day job.
The funny thing, most of these stories were surprises. Two thirds fo them didn't exist before I wrote them. This year starts with me wanting to get these drafts keyed into the computer and shared with you. There are also some things I need to finish.
Right now, its all about the joyful escape that my imagination can give you. My kids are loving this stuff, and for right now, them and you are all the audience I need.
I want 2017 to be your year. Make it something wonderful. Create amazing things and share them with people you care about. Dream and find a way to squeeze your dream into your reality. Fail miserably, trash it and then make a thing of astounding beauty form that failure. Get your hands dirty.
Thanks for reading.