I pretty much don’t know what happened.
Somewhere between getting my proof copy of Riddle in the mail and now, I just kind of stopped doing this.
Okay. I actually know what specifically happened that caused me to abandon this blog for quite a while. I don’t feel comfortable sharing, but there it is.
And at some point in that time frame, I just stopped caring much about this blog. I thought about it every so often, but I think I might be out of ideas, and I never had more than a few readers anyway.
I’m hesitant to say that this blog is done, but I’m also pretty unwilling to say it’ll keep going in this form. I promise you I am one of the most uninteresting people you will ever meet. I don’t have a blogger thing going for me. I haven’t read enough books, I don’t have kids, I’m not terribly creative with recipes, I eat a lot of things that contain gluten, and I basically have no idea what I’m doing here, short of making curmudgeonly posts that would be right at home in my fifth-twelth grade diaries. I am one of probably millions of casual suburban, dog-owning runners in their late twenties.
I will say this. It took a kind of out there conversation (involving American bison, if you must know) to spark the beginning of a process that led me to a newer idea. Newer projects. Something I’d sidelined for now, until Riddle could be fully and completely edited and ready for distribution in various formats. Now that that’s almost accomplished, I keep coming back to this other thing that I’ve gotten started. I’d like to build it further, to make it a thing in itself, but still part of a whole, and very related to Riddle.
Ideally, I’d like to give Riddle its own site. You know, with news, a blog, a place stuff can be discussed. I’d like for people to get into it. I haven’t been promoting the book lately because I was embarrassed to find several glaring errors when I finally got the proof copy in. If you bought a copy on Kindle, then the update is coming soon, and I’m sorry.
I’m glad I’ve had this time to work on my book. I’m glad I made the decision to focus on telling that story, and on making it bigger. I don’t just want to give potential readers a book. I’d like to give them a nice hefty story, spread out and something they could really look for. If there are opportunities for game elements, even better.
All that said, I guess this blog will remain, for now. I’m not sure when the next update is coming. Probably when Riddle is ready to go for real. Maybe some of those updates will be excerpts, or whole chapters. It would be nice if I did have an audience, but I don’t, and I’m not terribly sure I want to pour so much effort into this blog that has nothing at all to do with the world I’ve built to set my stories in.
So. We’ll just have to see.