Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Journey of Rediscovery

Sure has been pretty quiet around here. So, what's the deal?

Well, I'll tell ya. After the release of Dark Hour back in February, The Coming Evil Trilogy is at a close. It might seem strange to many, but I began this whole "writer thing" with one and only goal: See The Coming Evil Trilogy completed. And now it is.

Now I find myself with a bit of Empty Nest syndrome. I finished my baby (and a few other REALLY exciting projects that I can't discuss just yet) and now I'm left with a lot more free time on my hands. I'm still writing, of course. In fact, I'm working on three novels at the moment--one of them being my sequel to last year's Rift Jump. But I'm working at a much slower pace these days. I'm finding that I'm on nobody's timetable anymore, but able to create more freely; whenever I'm able to--as I always think of it--"catch a wave". In fact, I'm finding, these days, more of a return to my roots. I'm putting less words down on paper and, instead, I'm focusing on just imagining. I'm working on three books, but they're all in their infancy. They could go in any number of ways. I've known how The Coming Evil was going to end for over a decade, but I'm at a fresh beginning, now, and I'm not sure how some of these stories are going to end. The possibilities are limitless, and that's exciting and a bit daunting all at the same time. But it's affording me the joy of discovery again, as I meet new characters and learn all about them.

Also, I'm enjoying the rest. I love writing, but I'm not a fan of publishing. All the business and the hand-shaking and the marketing and social media--all of that. That's never been me and, while I think I'm able to turn it on and "perform" when need be, I can't be one of these career bloggers that's so focused on building my social media empire of celebrity that I lose all sight of doing what I love: telling stories.

So things are going to be a lot quieter around here for a time. There will be posts, sure. I've already got an interview lined up in the coming weeks with a returning favorite. But, if it's all the same to you, I'm going to enjoy my quiet time. I've spent a lot more time with my kids, spent a lot more time just enjoying life again. I've got some stories left in me that I'm dying to share with you all and we'll get there in due time. And, while The Coming Evil Trilogy is finished...I'm already planning my return trip to Greensboro. That's, perhaps, got me most excited of all these days. I've not written word one on that particular story, but--like Stephen King once put it, in regards to his magnum opus The Dark Tower--I'm finding the doors to that world again, in some unique and exciting places. I couldn't even begin to speculate when that story will be done, except to know that it'll be finished much like its big brother The Coming Evil was; all in God's timing. But I'm not thinking of publishing right now. Much like I was in the beginning of my writing journey, I'm just enjoying the writing process again.

For now, that's enough for me.

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