A few weeks ago I ended a very long pause in my writing. Three weeks ago I completed my very first full-length short story totally at close to 13,00 words.
A week after that, I resumed writing for Amazing Stories by writing a review of the latest edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
And today, I finished a second crime story of about 4,500 words. In total, that means that I have written more fiction in the last few weeks than I have in my entire life. To top it all off, I decided to finally start writing a novel that I have been pondering about since Marine Corps boot camp–almost ten years ago!
This novel project will be going by the working title “The Wall Watcher,” which will not work as the final title for a number of reasons, which I will discuss later on.
In the meantime, I decided to resume blogging and trying to rebuild this site to keep me focused on my writing and to try and hold myself accountable. In the past whenever I’ve started a blog (like this one) it lasts up to a week then I forget about it. Same thing has happened time after time again with my fiction writing. In fact, after the first story was completed I realized that I had taken three or four days off from writing the second one, and if I didn’t do anything right then then months or years would go by before I typed another word of anything.
Regardless, it’s good to be back.