So since leaving social media at the end of January, I took a sabbatical from writing. Actually, I laid it down. Losing social media meant giving up the primary way I build my mailing list. Without it, I have no idea how to make people aware that my books exist. However, when your creativity gets sparked sometimes its hard to leave things laid down.
So I'm back to proofreading. I'm working right now on Volume III of Twilight Realms Online. I hope to have it released fairly soon. We will see if this carries over into other new books or not. I know I definitely have new ideas.
And I have also made the descision to leave Facebook. I have for sometime been frustrated with Facebook's practices and appalled by Mark Zuckerberg himself and the decisions he makes. This last one, to reinstate the 45th President is the final straw. Once again, he has demonstrated he will choose his own personal interest over the greater interests of society. Because of this, I am permanently deleting my Facebook account. The social media icons in my footer will be disappeaaring very soon.
I chose to look at Tumblr and Reddit to potentially replace Twitter. I was impressed with Tumblr. It's pretty straightforward, I put out a post not 5 minutes after joining and I got a decent response. Reddit seems to have a bit steeper of a learning curve. I may still post on Reddit as well, we'll see. For now, it's Tumblr. The Social Media links in the footer have been updated, and my (as yet) totally uncustomized Tumblr page can be found at:
I am not a fan of Elon Musk. Now that he has taken over Twitter and appointed himself as the guardian of "free speech" that nobody asked for, I'm out. Both my Twitter accounts have been deactivated as of today, even though I need Twitter to attract new followers for my email list of followers. To be honest, I'm not a fan of Mark Zuckerberg either, and I have largely stopped interacting on Facebook too except for some pages and groups that I manage, including my author page. In the coming days I will be looking for a new platform. Maybe Reddit or Tumblr. I'll post it here when I decide on something new and get it set up.
This is the season for Kickstarters, it seems. My friend Bill Keyes has a Kickstarter out for the villains book for his Prowlers & Paragons setting, Blood & Justice called Nocturne by Night. This is a dark gritty setting set in a town very much analagous to 'Nawlins (New Orleans.) I have played in his setting and thoroughly enjoyed it, so check out his Kickstarter, and get ready to trounce some bad (really bad) guys.
Check it out here!