Several years have passed since I last posted to this site. I love to write, but I haven’t had much to say. I don’t generally consider my life to be very interesting, and I haven’t felt a need to pour out my heart and soul in the recent past, but I’ve finally found a reason to dust off these pages once more and even give everything a facelift. Having a spent a few hours on this entire process, I’m pretty pleased with the look and organization of this place.
I’ve decided to embark on a new project. I’ve been feeling the bug to write for quite some time now. It’s fair to say that from way back in January, I’ve needed a creative release, and as a friend said to me recently, though I had already decided to do this, “Start writing sooner rather than later.” So yeah, I’m writing again. Finally. My new project is a serialized novel. I’m horrible with concise summaries, so I just took a crack at quick description for the category. At the moment I’m calling it Untethered so if you are interested in exploring it, just click on the menu item at the top of this page. Well, soon I’ll make that the default landing page, so simply visiting this site will drop you into my little serialized novella.
Why serialize it? I’d like to actually churn out novels for the rest of my life, but at this point, I’m too busy with work and my social life to devote the time that really requires. Plus, I was never very good at staying committed to projects. With writing, I definitely fall into the trap of revising infinitely. I hope that by limiting myself to bite-sized chunks, that I can produce something that I can be proud of in a reasonable timeframe. For this novella, I plan to post 8-12 page entries every Sunday night, three weeks a month. So, at the end of a year, I would have approximately 360 pages done, more than enough for a decent storyline. Fingers crossed. If I tried to publish something of that size as one product, at this point I would never finish it. This I know.
Another reason why I’m posting this on a blog is because I’m curious if people will find it interesting. Will I be able to create a following? Knowing that some people like what I’m writing, and are looking forward to the next installment, will no doubt be quite motivating, so I hope to dip my toes into the public pool to see if I am able to get any traction. Even a handful of avid fans would keep me going. I’m a little bit relieved that I came across this article in the Washington Post.
It’s even from this year! TL;DR: The serialized format of novels is not dead. Yay!
Anyway, thanks for reading this. If you stopped by looking for an interesting story to follow, then I hope you’ll find Untethered to be exactly that. I’ve disabled comments here because that tends to be a cesspool of spam. If you want to chitchat with me, you can find out how to reach me in the right sidebar.