Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Change of Venue

My posts have been rather sketchy lately. Some of you may even be wondering, "What the heck is going on with this guy?"

Truth is, I've had a slew of changes this year. Changes in health, relationships, work, and my own writing desires. Most of you know that I've written under a pen name for nearly the last year. Some of you may have been missing some of my other quirky writings in the areas of speculative fiction, crime and mystery, and even silly satire.

Although I will continue to write under my pen name, and one will still be able to find stories of paranormal fantasy, urban fantasy, and even some romantic suspense under that name, I will begin to limit the amount of pure erotica written. It is not some sudden moral enlightenment or religious realization that prompts this action; rather, it is simply a matter of time.

Time is the most precious of all commodities. I know I speak of time as a commodity, but that is simply a metaphor. Time cannot be bought, sold, or otherwise, controlled. Time is a free thing given to everyone. Of course, we must realize that time is not distributed equally to everyone.

I struggle constantly with the concept of time ... or lack thereof. I think this stems back to my youth, when time held no consequence for me. There was a time when time had no power over me. I honestly never thought I would ever be in the position to accumulate the benefit of having lived over a great period of time. I now realize that I must utilize the time I have to the best of my abilities.

Much has happened this year. I've learned how to write short sexy stories and sold some books, but I've neglected my longer works as I succumbed to the addiction of instant gratification through online book sales. I've trudged through increasing health and relationship issues that come with time, and even found myself the victim of an online stalker. Now, it is time to write what I enjoy--a good story.

Some of the old timers here may remember when I would occasionally post stories ideas or excerpts. This will return as I rekindle my mystery/crime story involving my beloved main character, Kat McKendry. Yes folks, Kat needs to get her story told, and solve some crimes in and around her small town in the Southeast.

Stay tuned ... more to come.