Wednesday, December 3, 2014


It has been a long time since I posted. Which makes me a horrible blogger. The problem with blogging is that you have to be in the mood to write but not in the mood to write fiction. For a while I just have not had the urge. I finally decided to sit down and write a blog, just to say "Hey, I am alive!"

I feel a little rusty at blogging so please forgive this post's clunky-ness. I am going to try to get back into the swing of posting once a week or so.

Anyway, I blame my lack of blogging on getting a new degree. Getting a degree online required so much writing that I just did not want to write anything other than stories in my free time. But the degree is done and I already have a job.

I am now an IT Technician at our local college. The hours are nice the benefits are great and the pay is much better than the library's. By my math (which can be iffy) if I work at the college two years I will make enough extra money to pay for my degree. Not bad.

On the writing front, since my last post I have been slow but steady. I have been working on a couple of different novels. I got 50,000 word into one project before realizing that I needed another view point character. A major rewrite. Sigh.

I have a good idea of a couple of possible view point characters but I need to decide if I want to stop and do the rewrite now or just finish the thing and go back though and do a rewrite. I decided it was best just to take a break; so I  started a new project last week and I am about 5000 words in. It is going well. I have plotted this one out quite a bit more than my last few novels. Hopefully this means no major rewrites.

I also took a look at the Truth of Iron between projects. It is a novel I finished right before starting school. It needs a new ending, the whole thing goes way off track for the last 20,000 words or so.  I think I finally figured out how it should end.

All these partially completed projects and notebooks of idea make me wish I had more free time. Maybe I will find some time on Christmas break to get something done on a few of them.

There is an update. I am going to try to go back to normal posts next week but my mother-in-law will be in town so I may not be able to.