Friday, March 18, 2011

Catching up!

By now I suspect that several of my regular followers, however few, have dropped off. I apologize for the long delay in my posts. What can I say, life got the better of me.

In the passing months of my departure, I managed to make some good progress towards my masters degree and have picked up a few professional certifications. And, would you believe it, I finally finished The Viability of a Seed -- a short story that took me two years to get to a place where I could finish it. Metaphysically speaking.

I've also been lurking at a few blogs, reading but not commenting. I guess it boils down to not feeling like I had anything that I particularly wanted to share. I did, however, experiment with publishing a short story on Amazon for the Kindle. That was a neat experience, but I decided to take my story down shortly after posting it up so I could do it right. I guess the experience could be closely compared to writing a rough draft. I subsequently did some research into Smashwords, an outlet that facilitates e-book publishing across the major vendors. I took some time to read some reviews by authors who had published solely through electronic media, and also looked into opinions on the other side of the fence from authors and agents who believe the sector isn't much more than fad.

Even after all that, my inner me keeps insisting that I should at least try print media when I'm ready to finish my fantasy novel. I still have a lot of work to do between then and now so there's no big rush to make a decision just yet. Between work, school, family, and my increasingly frequent migraines, it's been hard to sit down and write. My mind feels so fatigued by the time I make time that it's hard to concentrate on the task at hand.
I'm still fighting a migraine this evening, so I apologize for any incoherence. I'm doing my best. Still, I've made some progress with my writing lately and I should always remember to celebrate the small victories when I can.

I have a few topics on my mind that I'd like to write about, but the arguments are still half formed in my mind. It'd probably be best to mull them over a little longer so I can flesh them out a little better. Besides, better a few decent blog posts than one with scattered thoughts.

Thanks for taking the time to be here. I really do appreciate it.
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