Tuesday, February 7, 2017

January/February Update

 If you have a guest post idea, I'd love to hear about it! Shoot me an email using the contact form at the left. 


I realize that I haven't updated anyone on my personal writing endeavors lately. Whether anyone wants to know about it or not, I have no idea. But you're getting an update anyways!

So, this month has been a month of editing, though less than I would have hoped. In February, I'm hoping to move it up in the priority list of things that need done. I'm still trying to adjust to "working" 40+ hours a week, cooking my own meals, and handling some other responsibilities that I haven't had up to this point.

I'm currently doing a significant macroedit on Crossroads, the first book in my Christian dystopian series. Once I get that done (hopefully by the end of the month), the plan is to move on to doing an overhaul on the (third) first draft of Crossfire, the second book in the series (I'm planning on a trilogy). If you've been following the blog for very long, you know this is the series that I inevitably seem to return to. My hope is to get on the road to self publishing or querying by the end of the year. But before I do that, I'd like to get Crossroads really well polished, Crossfire so that it actually makes sense, and "Book 3" into a passable first draft. Needless to say, that's a lot of work to get done.


If you want to follow what I've been reading, it's easiest to keep up over at my Goodreads account page. You'll get a preview of what I'll be reviewing on the blog, as well as seeing some things that I don't review on the blog. 

I've recently received some book review requests from self-published Christian spec-fic authors, which is super exciting! The reviews will be going up over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that. I also just finished Leviathan, by Scott Westerfield. I'll be reviewing that steampunk novel this Friday, so definitely check back in for that.


Like many authors, I like to keep my private life, well, relatively private. However, some of what's going on is going to be influencing my blog posting schedule, so I feel it's only fair to share a little. 

Firstly, I'm a college senior this year, which means job searching, professional licensing, interviews, and other crazy, adult stuff. Responsibilities have been popping up in a significantly less predictable manner than they have in years past. (For some reason, adult life doesn't come with a syllabus telling you when life's going to be crazy.) As a result, you may see more short posts, especially between now and summertime as I transition into a different part of my life again. Although I don't want to drop to fewer posts per week, please be aware that I may have to do that for a while, especially as I make editing and creative writing more of a priority. Thanks in advance for your understanding. 


I already covered a little bit on the blog front above, but that brings me to my next point. I'm looking for guest posts for the next couple months (March and April, primarily). If you have any ideas for a post on a movie, speculative fiction book, or writing, I'd love to hear about it. Not only does this help me out, but it's a great opportunity for you! (Look at me, being a salesman). If you're looking at getting into blogging, this is a wonderful way to get your feet wet. It may also be a way to find a handful of new people to follow your blog or just a way to keep your writing up to snuff. 

I think that's all that's going on with me. What's new with you?

Do you like general updates like this?


  1. It's nice to know what's going on with you! Best of luck trying to figure out all life's craziness (and cooking your own meals, too!! :O) I hope you manage to get tons of editing done and I'm glad you're still going strong with Crossroads, it's a very good book and definitely worth your attention :)

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I definitely needed that.


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