I've been doing this blog for quite a while now and it's been a fun outlet for me. I've been able to post rants and nostalgic moments, do a few book reviews and recommendations and of course keep people informed on what's been going on in my writing world. I think it's cool to look back at some of my initial posts. Back then I had no idea that I'd ever get published. In fact, to be perfectly honest, I remember highly doubting the possibility. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a rookie in every way, shape, and form, though I am getting up there in the years. 32 is not old for everyone, but for someone that still longs for Happy Meal surprises and likes to wear wigs while driving to see how many heads I can cause to do a double take, 32 is ancient.
But this post is going to be a little different. I want to know what people are writing (if they're writing) and where they are in pursuing their goals. I've got a few folks that follow this blog (granted most of you were tricked into doing it and probably regret the choice), but still I don't know much about who you guys are. Are there writers, poets, or illustrators that stop in from time to time and scoff at my poor grammar? Do they have published works under their belts or in the upcoming future? If so, do tell! Heck, if you want, you can even post a link to your blog or website or even to Amazon in the comments to tell the world (and when I mean world, I mean Frankie's little island) about your accomplishments. What do people typically set as a writing goal? Do you have a word count that you have to meet? A page count? What's your style of writing? Now, I'm sure there are people out there that don't want to be considered a writer and if that's case, you can tell us what you're reading right now. Or if you want to go the real easy way out, you can tell us who your favorite Dancing With the Stars contestant is.
I'm just curious, that's all. So, to kick it off, here's my update. I've written over 5,000 words on the third Hashbrown Winters tale (no title yet) and if you're curious as to where that puts me towards finishing another book, that's about 1/5 of the way done.
I'm also about a week away from submitting an entirely different novel for older kids, but I'm toying around with the title. Maybe you can help. Here are your choices:
The Tebah Stick
The Guardians of the Tebah Stick
Sweet Sally and the Dress in the Can (that actually is the real title of a home video me and my brother-in-law made a few years ago. If I ever figure out how to upload VHS video up to Youtube, I'll show it to you.)
Now, it's your turn.