I'm Changing The Blog.
I have no idea if I'm going to do this for a month, or through the end of summer, or for the whole year. It probably won't be beyond that, though. Call it a sideways hiatus:
From now until ... sometime, this blog will be a fiction blog. I will post three things:
- Stories: mainly the Monday/Thursday episodes of serial novels.
- Announcements: sales, new books, stories in magazines, breaks between serial stories, major life events (such as when I'll start regular blogging again)... stuff like that.
- Story Notes: about stories posted here, or possibly on books in progress.
That's it. The announcements and story notes will not be on a schedule -- they'll just appear when I have something to say. The fiction will continue on Mondays and Thursdays. I have drafts of many wonderful posts for you. They are going into a drawer until they get the perspective they need. I will undoubtedly add more drafts to the pile.
Why Am I Doing This?
I finally have the chance to focus. Before I retired, I didn't have a Chance In Hell of achieving the focus I aimed for. Since my retirement was, uh, a surprise for me, I had to take time to get past a lot of life-related distractions. Now for the past few months I've been cutting down on the number of things I do, bringing myself down to the focus point.
I'm not there yet, so I'm going to keep cutting down until I get where I want to be with writing.
Life changes are like global warming, or the demolition of a dam: they start slowly, almost imperceptably, but when they go, they go fast and certain.
I will keep you up to date now and then in the "announcements" posts, but until then:
Be brave. Be fair. Do good work.
See you in the funny papers.