Hey, all. Sorry for the long radio silence. Part of it was for personal reasons: while I was incommunicado, Red Molly and I got married and went on our honeymoon. If you ever have the opportunity to vacation at Sandals Montego Bay, I highly recommend it. The ocean is like bathwater, and the food and drinks are delicious. There are dozens of activities, but you can just as easily do nothing. Watch out for the incidentals, though – you might not believe your eyes when you look at the form for their laundry service, but it really does cost a couple bucks per garment.
Of course, one could argue that I wasn’t exactly chatty before that. I’ve spent a great deal of this year trying to work out what the balance should be between this blog and my new site, and on the whole, this blog has lost out.
Going forward, that’s going to change.
You see, I was recently invited to become a contributor at My Trending Stories, a site that aims to “give the power back to the creatives”. This looks like a big opportunity to get wider exposure, and it’s my writing at this blog that got it for me.
On a more pragmatic level, this blog continues to have more followers and pageviews than my new site, despite all my neglect.
So here’s what’s going to happen going forward: this blog is going to be my “premiere theatre”. Reviews, articles, first drafts of fiction…all of that will appear here first (with that in mind, it seems like the place could use a bit of renovating. Anyway…). My Trending Stories will be the “second-run theatre” or “syndication”, if you will. They explicitly stated in their invitation that I could use reprints from my blog, so that’s what I’m going to do. Finally, my Author’s Website will be my archive and my bookstore. The blog will be for announcing new releases, and there will be pages containing my reviews, writing theory essays, and other things I think should be saved permanently (blog posts both here and there when those go up).
And I’m going to start liking, sharing, and commenting on my friends’ posts again, which is something I should never have let go for so long.
Glad to be back – hope y’all are still with me.