keep-calm-and-read-onBeen a while, meaning it’s about time for another “oh darn I haven’t blogged in awhile so here’s an update” sort of post.

Darn, I haven’t blogged in awhile, so here’s an update.

I haven’t been blogging as much for a few reasons, but the main one is that I’m focusing on other work right now so that I can make it as good as possible. One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn over the past few years is that I can’t do everything I want, even—maybe especially—work-wise. It’s not even a time thing. Sure, I have mega-limited time like everyone else these days. But it’s also a creative energy problem. I only have so much. So I’m learning to focus.

Right now, I’m working on a lot of exciting nonfiction projects. Some longform projects, a new book, other possible new books. Also my first novel. Well, more like my twelfth, but I’m trying to decide which novel I want to be the first one I publish. I have a pretty good idea, so I’m trying to carve out time for that on top of my other work and, you know, not being a completely terrible husband and father. But lately that’s meant less blogging.

That said, I want to blog more. It’s fun. I like the idea of building our own little community here. And I have a bad habit of sort of trying to force this blog into being something specific when really, I should just have fun with it. So that’s what I’m going to work on doing.

Meanwhile, though, I’ve been really busy with other work. Several big, fun projects in the works. Got a new story dropping next week, so be on the lookout for that.

And much more to come. Exciting things, people. Good stories, hopefully well told.

Read on!

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