I’ve had a great time working on this blog. It’s been loads of fun, I’ve learned a lot about myself, and I’ve met some great people. I really appreciate everyone who’s read and commented here.
That may sound like a goodbye speech, but what it really means is that I’ll be posting less on here than I used to. Probably once or twice a month at the most.
This is for several reasons:
- I made a commitment to my friends review blog, where I’ll be reviewing various speculative fictions books in many genres. I’ve posted several reviews there already, and I encourage you to go check them out. If you like Young Adult books, my two co-reviewers each review about the same number of those a month as I do spec fic books, so definitely check that out. Most recently, I reviewed Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds with my co-reviewer Marisa Greene. In about a week, you’ll be able to read my reviews of Richard K. Morgan’s The Dark Defiles, the third and final novel in his Steel Remains series. Here’s the blog: http://notesfromthedarknet.wordpress.com/
- I’ve decided to spend more time actually writing books. High/Epic fantasy has been becoming more popular in the YA field, and many of my projects fit that category, including my current WIP. After that, you might get to see some reali, live chimney-punk! ;)
- I’ve found less and less to write about on here as time goes by. Part of this is that I’ve said a lot of what I have to say on some subjects, such as world-building. And part of it is that more general topics, such as genre and writing mechanics have already hit their third cycles on some of the blogs that started out around the same time I did. Many of those blogs have even stopped posting at all. I’ve been less active commenting on other blogs for that reason, which means a large decrease in traffic here, as well.
The Chimney is still my home on the web, and will be for the foreseeable future. I’m not closing it down, and I hope I never do. This change has already been occurring over the past year or so, it’s just not been official until now. Once my schedule settles down, and I get into the groove of writing prose, I’ll probably be back to posting here more regularly, especially since writing actual manuscripts really gets my creative and research juices flowing.