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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

What's Going On?

And I scream at the top of my lungs, "What's going on?!"

If you frequent my writing space, as in this website, you may be wondering what is going on?  I haven't posted an original story of my own in a while, and the last post I did was in September and was a guest post (Jennifer Word, in fact, and it is a good read so check it out).

Well, I haven't given up writing, so quit counting your chickens before they hatch, Sally Pinkerton.  No, I've just been working 'offline' or 'behind-the-scenes' more than I have on posting.  Which is shameful, and I promise I'll be posting something fresh soon.

What have I been doing, you ask?
  • Building 'spaces' for my online novellas.  I've started to build 'subsites' within my TFB domain.  I am currently working on subsites for 'The Agency' (which I plan to rewrite what is currently written), 'The Rolling Stone' and others.
  • Building a subsite for 'Hardboil High'.  I'm also building a subsite for 'Hardboil High'.  This subsite will over time become more and more expansive, when you consider the book series is 7 books long.  It includes excerpts, news, downloads and so on.
  • Working on a collaborative short novel.  Alongside 4 other authors, I co-wrote a String-Along story (that's what I like to call it).  We worked in a rotation, with an writing 1 chapter per rotation.  It was a great project, and the end result was a pretty solid crime novel titled 'Fatal Flaws'.  We've made it passed the editing stages, first formatting draft, and it is on me to design the book cover soon, and provide a final formatted manuscript.  We plan to have it available for purchase online in both paperback and digital download on January 1, 2012.  I will release more details on that as we near the publish date.

So, as you can see, I have been busy in the writing game, just not writing and posting much.  Lame, I know.  And then, to top it all off, I woke up this morning with the itch to take everything I have on the site, edit, format, and publish it all as one, massive anthology.  My mind is always at work, even if my fingers aren't.

I'm also now on Google+ with my Google Apps account, which makes me happy.  I've been wanting this for some time now, but they only recently allowed Google Apps' accounts on.  Circle me here.


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