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2018-11-04

November 04, 2018

I have not posted anything in this blog for several months -- here's why:

I decided to take a short break from writing. I've been spending my time watching movies and science fiction programs that I haven't had a chance to watch. I've been learning more about how to build websites. I've been working on home projects I've been wanting to do for a long time. And, I've been reading -- something I dearly love to do but always set aside when I'm actively writing. The need to write, though, is still there and as of a week ago, I finally began working on a new novel. This one will be the 4th in the Peacekeeper series.

Writing takes time away from a lot of things -- family, other learning desires, and doing things a person just simply likes to do. This time around, I'm going to try my best not to become obsessed with writing. I'm promising myself to take time out to do other things.

I have signed up to attend the 2019 Cleveland Concoction convention. This will be held in Aurora, Ohio from March 1st through March 3rd. I went last year and had a good time. This year, I plan on spending far more time sitting in Author Alley where authors showcase their books and readers can come in, talk to the authors, and buy the books. As long as an author participates in at least 3 panels, they can attend the event for free. It's not a large convention, but it is local and I will get to mingle with some of my author acquaintances.

I missed attending this year's Geek Expo because my wife and I were visiting my dad in South Carolina. We had intended to go earlier but mother nature decided to throw a hurricane at us and we canceled the originally planned trip. Unfortunately, this was the last year for this relatively popular local event. In the past, I did quite well in book sales. No reason for the event's discontinuation have been given by the organizers.

Even though I've been continuing my education on how to build a website, I haven't applied this new knowledge to updating my current site. It does not get much traffic and other priorities have gotten in the way. Someday (soon, I hope), the website will have some additional features added. When I do this, I will let you know.

Right now, it's time to head outside because we have a ton of leaves on the ground that need to be moved to the street. They weren't there when we left on vacation. It's also been raining since we got back and now the leaves will have to be raked instead of blown. Oh well -- off I go!