Some changes to the site

Hi everyone! If you’ve still stuck around after all this time, god bless you.

As you may have noticed, this site has turned into a bit of a ghost town for the last year-and-a-half. With only a few exceptions, I’ve definitely let the proverbial cobwebs and dust bunnies take over the blog.

That’s mostly due to my focus shifting to larger, more long-term writing projects and, quite frankly, the effort of creating continual content to post here got a little overwhelming. So I stopped posting.

But during the radio silence here on the blog, I’ve had the chance to:

  1. Polish up an adult fantasy manuscript that I am now shopping around to agents.
  2. Write and revise a play centered around the myth of Persephone (and other figures from Greek mythology), co-produce a staged reading of said play, and start seeking opportunities for a full production.
  3. Get a short story published! The Los Angeles NaNoWriMo contingent self-publishes a short story anthology every year, and my story “Dream Eater” was selected for the 2019 edition, Journeys to Uncharted Lands. The anthology can be purchased here in both paperback and ebook format.
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Look at how pretty the anthology is! Look at it!

And that’s just what’s been happening on the writing front. Forget about trying to balance that and also live the actor’s life in Los Angeles. But yeah. Long story short: I’ve been busy.

But I also wanted to mention something else to you faithful few who are still following along. During this time of more focused writing, I’ve prioritized trying to get my work professionally published. As such, I’ve taken down all the poetry and short fiction on this site. Don’t worry, they still exist on my computer and my back-up hard drive. But I’d ideally like to have you all read them in a physical book one day. So they had to disappear for the time being.

The blog posts/opinion pieces still remain, as do my reading wrap-ups (though I shudder to think at the backlog of posts I’d need to write if I want to catch you all up on what I’ve been reading–a year and a half is a long time! So many books have been read!). And going forward this site will stay in that vein. No more poetry, no more short stories. I do hope, however, to keep you apprised of the progress I make on my various projects. Maybe it’ll help me stay accountable to my self-imposed writing goals. I’ve learned that I work best with a deadline that isn’t entirely of my own making.

That’s it for now! Hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back here again.