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Coming soon – Stay tuned

Okay, so I may have jumped the gun just a little.  I have been working diligently on my first short-story for at least the past month, and I’ve had the idea bouncing around in my head, gaining momentum, for far longer than that.  I’ve been working out the plot, the characters, and the twists.  As I was confident that I was nearing completion, I was starting to get a little excited to share it with you all, and maybe even a little proud of myself.  I’ve always wanted to give writing a shot, and since the beginning of this year I have started taking baby steps.  I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m excited about the possibilities.  At the same time, that lack of knowledge and experience is easy to spot from a mile away. 

My excitement got the better of me, and I set up this site.  I have already quietly linked to it on several other pages across the internet.  At the same time, without having any substantial content, I have been hesitant to advertise about it.  What good is a site for my short-stories before there are any short-stories?  So I’ve (im)patiently waited, and the time was near.  Almost imminent I thought.

Then I sent out my first preliminary draft the other day to get some feedback.  I got a lot of really good suggestions, and I was excited to hear what somebody else thought of my creation.  It was great.  Then reality sank in.  I have got a TON of work to do still.  The thought has been a little disheartening, I won’t lie to you, but I didn’t expect my first draft to be perfect.  I’m thankful for the encouragement I’ve received and the advice that was given.  I’m anxious to use that feedback to improve this story and make it something worth reading.

My rather simple, easy-way-out solution?  Tell you about the delay.  It keeps the site from going unused, and lets you all know about my progress.  I still hope to have a finished product in the very-near-future.  But for that to happen, I’ve gotta get back to work!

Thank you, that is all.

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Temptation – The root of my evil

I have been a die-hard fiction junky for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always harbored the idea of trying to write my own mystery someday. A large reason for starting my blog in the first place was to get some practice writing, hone my skills, and develop my style. 

Well, as you can tell from the label on the top of this page, it appears that time has nearly come.  A little while back, inspiration struck.  A thought hit me and I got several ideas for some short stories.  The ideas persisted to pester me, and I have decided to begin working on series of short-and-sometimes-not-so-short-stories.

I have thrown myself into more murder mysteries than I can recollect, and I’m starting to think that I may have learned a thing or two from them. With prior life experiences that I prefer not to discuss, my background in criminal justice, and influences such as Harlen Coben, Dennis LeHane, James Patterson, Patrick J. O’Brian, Dean Koontz, and Dan Brown, how could I possibly go wrong?

So turn out the lights, crawl in bed, throw a sheet over your head, grab a flashlight, and immerse yourselves into my foray into “fiction.”  Or is it?

(And yes, I ripped this post off from my personal blog almost word-for-word.  Plagiarizing already…off to a good start!)

Thank you, that is all.

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