I’ve been putting some thought into how, why, and what I’m doing with my writing as I properly round into year three of tying to get my work noticed, and I’ve decided that all current for-sale titles will be taken down over the next week or so so that I can start working towards the next level of where I want my work to go.
I don’t believe anyone who’s bought anything will lose their content, and I’ll be backtracking through blog posts to remove sales links and similar stuff that will be defunct by (according to my loose plan) the beginning of next week.
Links to works published will remain active, and this space will still be the best place to be to get updates about what I have coming out as it becomes known. I’ve got seven pieces out for consideration right now, so I may get a slew of good news soon.
While some major changes to the publishing industry have settled in, it’s a business that’s probably going to be in flux for awhile still, and I’m trying to find my footing as I keep moving forward. I hope you’ll hang on with me as adjustments get made to my overall plan.
I like to give a perspective. I like to help explain things. But this space would be put to much better use serving as a general news site focused on my personal achievements as opposed to serving as a space for me to stress over because I don’t have anything useful or interesting to pass along in any given week. I need to back away from stats and page views and put my energy towards the actual production of work that might lead to payment.
The site’s not going anywhere, but updates will likely be slim for awhile. We’ll see how the next few months go.
I am officially graduating with my MS in Technical Writing in mid-June. Classes are going for another two weeks, and then I’ll basically have finals week off before the ceremony the Sunday after. It has struck me today that I basically have three weeks to get my ducks in a row.
The ducks are of the “find a job and related such things” type, but there are also the ducks of figuring out what I’m going to write next. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus as I rode out this final, extraordinarily busy term, and I’m glad I did it. My brain feels more rested. I don’t feel as wiped as I know I would have, but now it’s time to figure out what comes next.
There’s also that collection of ducks known as “final stretch of homework.” Those ducks, sadly, are getting the short-end of the stick because now that my oral exam is over, my entire being just wants to turn away from schoolwork all together. I’ll be making amends to this tomorrow and try to keep myself properly motivated until I put on the cap and gown.