It seems that running a blog, which takes time and energy, is rather difficult to do when these isn’t anyway to finance the time one spends writing what one likes to write about. This inevitably causes delays in publishing fresh content.
My brothers-in-blog Mike D. and Bud Uzoras at the A-Unicornist and Dead-Logic respectively, have taken indefinite hiatuses from their regular blog publishing schedules. I was going to try and buck the trend by sticking around like a sore thumb, but then something strangely peculiar yet wonderfully amazing happened.
I got signed to a 12 book deal with Permuted Press and their bran spanking new new imprint Winlock Press.
No, no. You read that right. A 12 book deal! I am beside myself, because being picked up by a competitive press with the output and quality, not to mention industry reputation, that Permuted Press has and to be part of a new publishing push to get more Indy authors into the mainstream publishing world just makes me ecstatic beyond belief.
I have to give a special thanks to the lovely Monique Happy who now heads Winlock Press and who made it all happen for me. She is one great lady!
But I hope you know what this means. It means that, although this is NOT the end of The Advocatus Atheist, it does mean that I probably won’t publish regularly. I say that fresh off the heels of hitting a milestone of over half a million page views! So I obviously am not throwing in the towel.
Just don’t expect weekly or even monthly updates. But stick around. Enjoy the archives. And if you want to keep track of my other published works, make sure you add my official author page to your favorites list:
I still have the Swedish Fish book coming out in the near future, and I probably will be doing more self published works alongside my contract work, but the contract work takes president over everything, including this blog, because it pays the checks.
Additionally, I have a new son, and babies eat up a lot of energy, time, and money too. So blogging just becomes less and less feasible. It makes me sad, because I love this blog. I love adding my two cents to the public discourse and providing valuable social commentary (I’m sure). But, it doesn’t pay the bills.
Also, my dream of writing full time won’t be achieved if I sit around blogging all day. So getting to work on the 12 novels I’ve been signed to do is what I will be focusing on from here on out.
I just felt that I should let you all know, since you know, it takes some real loyal readers to get to 500,000 freakin page views. So thank you, all!