I Need to Get My Butt in Gear

You may have noticed that I don’t update here very often. I need to change that. I need to actually post so that I can have content for people to read. It’s one thing to know I need to do this. It’s a whole other thing to actually do it. Being an author is harder than I ever thought it would be. Not being a writer (though, that’s not easy either), but being an author. I want to write novels for people to enjoy, but one can’t just do that. It’s like any other job, it requires hard work and dedication, and having a website with consistent content is a task that needs to be done. So, buck up, Buttercup, and just do your job! (It’s okay to yell at yourself via your own website’s blog, right?)

The last time I posted, it was November 30th, now it’s March 21st and WordPress has made a lot of changes, so not only do I need to post this, but figure out how to use the new interface. But they added a feature where I can have the big first letter. Hence the large “Y” which makes me so happy.

So I will try to do better. Yell at me if I don’t.

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Website Critique

My writing group is critiquing each other’s websites today.  I have no idea what they’re going to say, but I’m pretty sure the fact that I don’t have a lot on the blog part of the site.  So, this is partially to appease them, and partially to actually update everyone as to what’s happening in my life.

Writing.  Website critique.  More writing.

Life is good.

-Andrew

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My First Published Work – Etched in Steel

I always told myself that I was bad at writing short stories because I’m a long-winded writer.  I tried a few times, but always gave up in the end and stuck what I thought I could do, which was long fiction only.  But thanks to my writing and critique group, I had to force myself to try it.  Really try it.  I struggled at first, but with their help, knowledge, encouragement, and constructive criticism, I started to get better at writing short form.  

Now, all that has paid off.  I am pleased to announce that I received an email yesterday that my first published short story was released!  Yes, that means I am officially a published author, a dream come true.  It’s the first stepping stone towards the publication of novels.

My short story, Etched in Steel, can be found in Michigan’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, by Z Publishing. 

Here’s a link to Amazon where you can purchase a paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1725001144/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534115166&sr=8-1&keywords=michigan%27s+emerging+writers

On to the next stepping stone.  Thank you for the encouragement and support!

-Andrew

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The Site is Back!

Hello everyone!  I haven’t updated in a while and there are reasons for that.  I have some awesome news that I will inform you about in the next few days, but for now, I just wanted to inform you that the site is back up and running.

There was an issue with the old server my site was on, and it was accidentally deleted.  It took me a while, but I was able to get it back up.  Unfortunately, it meant rebuilding it from scratch.  So it may take a few weeks for the site to be fully back on its feet.

That’s all for now.

-Andrew

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