With this post, you may have noticed three things:
- I'm actually creating a new post on my long-neglected blog. Amazing, but true! I've been gone for quite a while, and I apologize for my lengthy time away. The good news is that it was nothing tragic or serious, at least not in any real sense. I remained healthy, my family is well, and no crises or major events occurred which forced me away from the Blogosphere. It was more of an artistic identity crises, I guess. This blog is focused on my writing, and my writing essentially hit a wall, so there was no real reason to maintain a blog dedicated to something I wasn't doing. Before I knew it, a few days off turned into a few weeks, and then a few months. I'll go into this writer's non-writing angst a little bit more in upcoming posts, but suffice to say that I think I'm past the worst of it. I've begun writing again at least, and so I think I'm ready to kick-start this blog again.
- The blog look is changed. Yes, and those changes will continue. I think this blog needs an updated look. For one thing, I want to get dark print on a light background -- I think that is easier to read. But I'll be experimenting with various layouts and looks for a while, so please bear with me while I tinker...
- WRiTE Club is back! Yes, indeed! This awesome yearly contest, run by Blogmaster DL Hammons on his Cruising Altitude 2.0 blog, is now open for 2013 submissions! Read the details about it in This Post Calling for Submissions. An anonymous 500-word entry is all that's needed. This year, the window for submissions will run through June 30th, and then a panel will vote to determine the top 32 entries to take part in the competition. Last year, one frequently-expressed concern was the number of entries and how long it took to get through them all. This year's pre-selection process will help address that, and I expect the competition to be very tough. But if you're reading this and thinking about it, please take the plunge! You never know until you try -- put up your dukes and get writing!