“We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.” –Neil Gaiman
Let’s rewind the clock. By a lot.
At the end of 2018, I came up with a list of several things I wanted to do with this blog. I’d not written anything for it in ages, and I knew I wanted to create something a little different than what it had been before. So, I redesigned the page, curated and edited previous posts, and created Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
And then – nothing. The blog fell off my radar, again, for the better part of a year. Life gets busy, you know? 2020 is a new time, though, and this year I’m dedicated to writing. I hope you’ll read and stick with me, because I’ve got some cool stuff planned.
First on that agenda – the short story series I started on January 31st. I’ve always enjoyed reading short stories, but I haven’t really focused on writing them since college. They’re great practice, though – there’s no better way to focus on tight, consistent plotting and deliberate, concise word choice – and actually pretty fun. I’m planning to publish a new story each month this year. I’ll be asking for ideas and inspiration, so please feel free to leave feedback and share your thoughts. Stories, after all, are meant to be shared with others.
Though I’ll certainly be writing all sorts of posts in the future, I wanted to share this particular information now, because I think we should go on this adventure together. And I’ve never been one to say no to an adventure.