A Slightly Different Direction

A Slightly Different Direction

Hey folks. DA here and I wanted to apologize for it taking me a few days to get another blog post up. I’ve been dealing with some personal issues and haven’t really had time to write. It’s a long story so I won’t bore you with the details. I’m back and I’ll try to be more consistent in posting.

To that end, I have been thinking a lot about my blog posts. I have found that although the writing tips and advice get a few likes, it has been the bits of fiction that have garnered the most comments and attention. So, I was thinking that instead of doing a typical blog and having my writing as the background to that, I wanted to change that up and make the writing the focus. I’ll still do the occasional post about writing tips and advice, but they won’t be the focus. Instead, I plan to do less frequent posts that are bits of writing supporting my books, bits of fiction that I just wanted to share and things of that nature. Hell, I might even toss in some of my poetry. Who knows?

The thing is, I wanted to reevaluate the blog and how I’ve been doing it. I’ve tried hard to keep up a steady supply of content that consisted of advice and things that I’ve observed in the writing community. It has taken me away from the part that I really do love the most… the writing. The actual writing of stories, not just blog posts. So, I’m going to focus my energy on writing stories, books, poems, and tales and less on blog post du jour.

I plan on doing as many as the mood strikes, but it will likely be about once a week. This gives me time to concentrate on the writing of books as a primary source of my fiction while still sharing short stories and little snippets of scenes here on the blog. I think this will really give me not only the time to make the entries pack more of a punch, but still leave me the time to keep turning out books and short stories which are my bread and butter.

I will be adding blog entries (flash fiction) for the Panther story, the Beast of Lake of the Ozarks and in support of most of my books. I will be adding short stories of behind the scenes glances for Code Name: Wild Hunt, Apex Predator, The Lakeview Man, The Ragnarok Rising Saga and The Infinite Black Series. Watch for them to come in the not so distant future.

Again, I’m going to try to keep it to about one per week. I can do a short story a week without unduly taxing my writing schedule on my books. Sequels don’t write themselves, unfortunately. My current work in progress is the third in the Apex Predator Series with the second book of Code Name: Wild Hunt coming right on its heels. I’ve got a full dance card and have enough projects going to keep me busy for quite some time.

I might toss in a bit of fantasy to give you a glimpse of a project I’ve had in the words for a long time, just haven’t ever finished. I’ve never wanted to pigeon-hole myself into one genre. I want to be known as a writer, not a zombie writer, not a horror writer or any other genre writer. I have so many different tastes in what I read, why would I want to limit what I can write?

So, with that in mind, I officially re-launch the blog. Don’t worry, there’s no fanfare and no website changes will be made… I’m just going for broke with the new concept. The others won’t be taken down and will still be available for you to read. This doesn’t mean I won’t be writing publishing and/or writing tips. I still plan to do that, just less often.

Thank you all for taking this journey with me. Writing is about this journey we’re on. We take it through the words that are written and shared with the audience. You see my words and take the journey I started, yet I still get to experience the journey through your eyes when you tell me about what you saw along the way. Writer and reader share the journey, both equally important. After all, if there wasn’t a reader, there would be no need for the writer. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

DA

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