I know, you’re looking around thinking, “What the hell happened here?!!? Didn’t you just rearrange the furniture a few months ago?”
Well, yes. Change, however, isn’t anything that doesn’t happen every moment of every day. Literally. You, your surroundings, the weather, the air, the sun. Everything.
I suppose you could argue that point by saying something like, “My pencil, laying there on my desk–
(You do remember pencils, yes? Those graphite contraptions people used to employ to write with. Handwriting? Using one’s hand and an instrument such as the above-mentioned pencil to create symbols and… oh, never mind.)
“–my pencil is quite static. It hasn’t changed.”
To which I say, your argument is invalid. Your pencil has changed. It has gotten older. Its chemical composition or some such thing has likely decayed or eroded. Minutely, perhaps, but, still.
Most of the time we don’t notice them unless they’re big, or impact us in some noticeable way, hence, making them something we notice.
*ahem* Yes, I is a wordsmith.
When I first started blogging, sometime prior to 2011, I had no real direction. I used this blog to rant, review things, share things. (Not to be confused with my farm blog, which you can find here. If you like dogs, sheep, critters, you’ll want to venture thataway.) Late in 2011, I announced a change. The first of many. I intended to use my blog to help build an author platform.
*sound the trumpets, throw the confetti, SEND IN MY FLYING MONKEYS*
I’ve connected with some awesome people via this blog. Mostly other authors. That, in no way, is a bad thing. I succeeded on a grand scale in Support Group Formation ~ Advanced Mastery.
And that, I would not change. In that regard, my blogging efforts paid off.
Now, time for a change. As you may have noticed, if you’re one of the folks who actually read this blog, I’ve been a bit vacant the first part of this year. Mostly, I was focused on finishing up Edge of Darkness
(to be released April 13 and now available for pre-order on Amazon).
Add to that, other life responsibilities, the dayjob (yes, I choose to make that one word), several other on-going projects, and, well, something had to give. Blogging on a regular basis is time-consuming. If I ever get to the point where the dayjob goes away, perhaps I can manage, and then you’ll see another change. For now, it just ain’t a happening thing. Which means, I slightly altered the focus of the this site from an Author Blog With Sprinkling of Other Things to Author Website With Sporadic Blog.
Not a huge change. Quite painless, actually.
The focus of the posts you see here is also going to change a bit. As I look back, I realize I was far more interesting in the early days. I wrote more about Life Things. No, not my boring day to day existence, no one wants to hear about crap like…
Anyhow, I’ll be writing about items of more general interest, perhaps, things that move me, or encroach upon my existence, or just beg to be expounded upon. Not to say you won’t find writing related posts here any longer. I am, after all, an author. (However, should you really want to keep abreast of the latest happens in that regard, feel free to subscribe to my spam-free newsletter. Sidebar link. Over there —-> at the top. Go on, don’t be shy. There are occasional perks.)
Consider this an experiment of sorts, with you, and the unsuspecting masses, playing the role of guinea pig to my mad scientist.
“You’ll have to ditch the monkeys, then. Mad scientists don’t have flying monkeys.”