Hello and welcome to anyone out there. Or at least the people I like to pretend are out there so it doesn’t feel like I’m yelling into the void.
My very first blog post. A blank canvas to decide what I’m going to write about. So, what am I going to write about?
Well, the plan is to write about the (hopefully not incredibly long) journey from hobbyist to published independent author. I have a number of novel-length stories under my belt, but none of them are ready for publication. Which is probably a good thing, because I’ve already made a number of mistakes as I set out on this road. Trusting the wrong people on Fiverr? Check. Messing up setting up my mailing list? Check. I’m sure there are others I just haven’t figured out yet.
So what genre do I write? M/M romance, love stories with a side of steam. Tales about people overcoming odds (especially when those odds are their own pasts) to find another person to share their lives with. You won’t find any billionaires or desert princes in my stories. I prefer to write about down to earth guys, the kind I grew up with. A lot (but not all) are blue collar workers trying to provide for their families and find love at the same time.
If those are the kinds of characters you want to read about, or even if you’re just interested in watching me navigate this crazy world of indie publishing, welcome and I hope you come back. I’ll be posting some free samples of my writing, short stories that can be read as stand-alone but might tie together into a larger story. Some might be prequels for what will eventually be novels. No matter what it is, it will be something that gives you a taste for how I write and what kinds of characters I feature. I hope you enjoy them.
See you next time!