Easter Monday 2024

Happy Easter Monday (or Monday of the Angel) everyone!

It has been a while, hasn’t it? This blog is littered with posts where I claim that “wow, it’s been a while” and I say I’m going to do some updating. Is this going to be yet another addition to that pile or will this be the beginning of something different?

All I know is that while I am not getting much traction in other areas of my life, one where I am definitely getting some is with my writing. If that’s the case, when people are going to look for me, they’re going to end up here. Right now, when you end up here, dear reader, you see a sadly out of date Word Press site.

I am going to post something every weekday this week, and give you an update on my writing, and some ideas about what I will be writing about. There will also be some general tinkering to make everything look more presentable.

What the site looked like today.

New Batch of Articles for Northwest Catholic


This week two new articles were posted on the recently updated Northwest Catholic website:
Organist honored for fifty years of liturgical music-making: A parish in Federal Way, WA celebrated the amazing milestone of their wonderful organist.
Evangelizing ‘green:’ Our Lady of Guadalupe parish adds solar panels: A parish in West Seattle is way ahead of the curve when it comes to saving energy- and money.

I now have a pretty decent group of articles for Northwest Catholic. Check out my Portfolio page for the complete list.

I have been having a great time writing these articles as well. The people who I have been interviewing are all committed Catholics who are out there in the world trying to make a difference. Hearing their stories is really inspiring and made me think long and hard about what I could be doing to help. Perhaps writing is my vocation…

2013 New Year’s Plans

As this is my first post for 2013, I wanted to take this opportunity to announce to the world my writing goals for 2013:

-Finish My Second Novel: The main project I will be working on this year is finishing the manuscript for my second novel about an outbreak of an alien virus in Seattle. I have been writing it since November 2011 (it started as an unofficial NaNoWriMo project) and initially was my attempt to write my Great American Zombie Novel but has grown quite a lot since then. I will be talking about it periodically in this space.

-Get My Work Out There: Whether it is a blog post, an opinion column, a feature, a short story, or my novel(s), I want to cultivate a wider audience in 2013. That not only means being prolific, but getting out there on the writer’s playing field pitching and submitting things in order to get published. It’s not writing if nobody reads it!

-Regular Posts: What’s the point of a blog with sporadic new content? I want to maintain a regular publishing schedule in this space (as well as on my Infogration Consulting blog), and in that spirit, will post 2 new articles a week for the next 3 months. If I can maintain that schedule, I may expand. First things first, however. If you don’t see any new content, demand it!