Friday, October 30, 2015

The New HuntingTheMuse

Well, here we are on the cusp of an amazing new adventure. After doing some serious soul searching about how I've approached my writing efforts over the years, I've decided to delineate my personal writing endeavors from my desire to share creative writing insights.

You'll find most of my personal writing over at, while the majority of my helpful writing posts will be found here at

Why am I doing this? There are a couple reasons, really.

If you look back at some of the posts on this blog, you'll probably see that while I had some decent interaction, I always craved the attention of those closest to me. Being able to see the web stats, I was faced with the sad truth that my real target audience didn't include the people I thought it would.

The longer this expectation mismatch went on, the more I became disillusioned with what I wanted from my writing. I got sidetracked. I no longer hunted the muse, I hunted affection from those who couldn't give it.

That's why I'm going to make a change here. Just as I need to adjust my own audience expectations, I also hope to help others as they choose to hunt the muse rather than chasing phantoms and ghosts.

It will take time to build an audience again, but I hope my efforts will prove worthwhile, if even only as a reminder to myself that writing has to be the forefront of my efforts. By re-acquiring the original domain name, any old links out there still referencing the content on this blog will once again become active. While I doubt there are many left, any little bit counts.

So as we move forward, you know what you can expect of me and this domain. I promise there won't be any more posts pining for attention. I will strive to share what I've learned about writing and I'll do my best to help you in your pursuit of your muse.

For all you NaNoWriMo participants out there, best of luck! I really look forward to reading about your experiences this year while I work on other projects. Seeing and hearing about so many people writing toward their goals inspires me. You're awesome and don't you forget it!

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