After seven years of balls to the wall writing, I took some time off. I bought a new guitar and, after a nearly twenty-year hiatus, I’m back playing again. That’s been a ton of fun. I’m looking at buying a new amp at the end of the year, and that’s gonna be even more fun.

The time off has allowed me to put some distance between myself and my writing. I realize now I was too focused on writing a ton of books and way too focused on sales. It wasn’t fun anymore, but I was too close to see that.

I wrote my first short story when I was seventeen. I also picked up the guitar that same year. I quit both of these hobbies. I’ve now come back to both of them, but this time with the right attitude.

Expect a new novella from me this year. It’s a weird western that I’m pretty hyped about. I don’t really give a shit if it sells. I’m done with watching sales numbers and judging my work by it. Folks will buy it or they won’t. They’ll like it or they won’t. It’s cool either way.

I’m not sure if I’ll be writing at the same pace as before. Depends on how I feel. I’ll be splitting some of my time with guitar, but mostly I play in the evenings, so that leaves the mornings open still for writing.

If you signed up for my mailing list then you’ll know when the new book is available. Thanks for reading and for sticking around. There’s definitely more to come.