Getting back in the saddle

After a long absence and a lot of personal issues, I’m back.

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 years since my last update and a lot has happened in that time.  I’ve been writing but with a lot of my favorite flash fiction contests ending and work– I’ve been branching out.

I’ve been writing for a couple of local magazines and I think that might actually help my long game since I have to tell other people’s stories.  And then there’s the whole deadline thing.  I still have to get the hang of that.

I did make it through NaNoWriMo in the intervening time and I’m getting ready for the 2017 month of mayhem. (it’s not to late to join!)

I’ve also joined a local writing group, The Mountain Scribes, which just published our first anthology.  The book “Last Writes” is a Halloween/Horror themed collection of stories and working on mine was a lesson in collaborative editing.

I’ve also joined the Author Transformation Alliance (also on Facebook) which is a writing group that that not only supports members’ writing– they also work on helping you market your work.

Both Groups are amazing and they’re helping me not only beef up my long game, they’re the reason I’ve finally pushed the button on my Author Page on facebook and I actually have one on Amazon (both under construction)

There’s a lot to learn, and so much more than just writing and it really helps to have people pulling for you.

So hold on to your hats… this stuff is about to get serious.

About mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.
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