Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 In Review

I apologize for the length of this post, but I've got to be brief.

This has been a pretty good year for me. I've done well in school, made some friends, read way more books for pleasure than previous years, and have been actively working on multiple writing projects.

Also I think I'm getting better at this Tweeting thing; I've been working in my humor and personality into what I Tweet rather than just random comments, which is something I have yet to figure out how to do here on my blog.

And yes, I apologize for not releasing anything as a Christmas present this year, but, similar to last year, my original plan as a gift fell through. This year I decided to not release anything rather than release something stupid and meaningless like last year.
Why did it fall through? I have bigger and better plans for it.

So what are my hopes for 2013?

  • Firstly is that I graduate college and get a full-time job ASAP.
  • Secondly is that I can continue to write at my current pace and release something substantial within the next two or three years (depending on the post-writing process).
  • Thirdly is that I continue to get more and more readers on my blog, so show your friends!
  • Fourthly is that I read even more than this year!
  • Oh yeah, and I want to lose weight by my next birthday. Progress has been admittedly slow in that area so far...
I hope everyone has a great 2013 and had a great 2012!

Friday, December 7, 2012

New Short Story Incoming!

Back in September I talked about how I was starting to realize that the more I wrote of my novel, the less sense it made. Then in October I talked about how I came to decide that I would start it over for the second time.
I can tell you that I've finished the first draft and have moved on to the second, and it's turned out pretty well so far. I have yet to get any feedback from anyone, but I'm confident it will be positive.

The novel which was previously tentatively titled "The Slightest Moment" and sometimes referred to here as the Megan and Danny Novel is now a short story called "Asshole Liar", which sounds a lot more interesting already.
Here's the synopsis:
A short story about a man in the middle of cheating on his fiancee, thinking back on what made him the way he is, and knowing that soon he'll have to pay for what he's done.

I wrote the story partially as a project for a writing class, in which I was to mimic the style of a contemporary author, so those of you who enjoy the style of Chuck Palahniuk should find it enjoyable.
I will be posting that short story on this blog/site so that everyone can read it for free once I'm confident that it's ready to be released to the public, and I'll make sure to let you know as soon as that is.

Maybe I'll have it out in time for the holidays?
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