In case any of my friends have been wondering where I have been lately, I thought I would post a quick explanation. First, the month of October has been extremely busy with several days of work-related travel. In fact, I am currently submitting this post as part of a blogging demonstration presented to a group of business friends while I am out in beautiful Santa Rosa, California.
On another note, I have decided to focus more energy on working through a novel in progress. Back in 2009, as part of NaNoWriMo, I completed my first novel, which has been sitting on the shelves collecting dust. There's a certain amount of fear that comes with writing a novel I suppose—the fear of rejection, primarily—which is why I have never tried to polish it up. I think now, however, I am ready to conquer my fears and take the next step. As such, I will spend less time writing flashes on a weekly basis and more time on editing and revising my novel. My goal is to have this project ready to shop around by the Summer of 2015. The good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, as they say in my part of the world, I should be able to achieve my goal.
You will still see me from time to time, and I will certainly stop by your sites as often as possible to offer feedback, but I won't be submitting as much as I have in the past.
Wish me luck as I do the same for all of you.