Lately, I’ve been thinking about the art of expanding genres in writing. Sometimes as we write, we can get stale in the genre we often write in. It’s not something we like to think about, but it does happen. Many authors will think about expanding their horizons by writing in sub-genres in their chosen fields, which allows them to benefit from their audience, but also gives them a bit more room to stretch and grow. Others will sometimes take the plunge and venture into a brand new genre– one they love to read but hadn’t considered writing before. Both ways are useful and I think can often bring a deeper appreciation to the author.¬† (more…)

The past couple of months have been very hard. At the end of January, I was going through a hard time emotionally and physically. It wasn’t anything I wanted to share except to close friends. Then I got a call from my fiance, letting me know that we going to lose our jobs at the beginning of March. Not good. Considering we are getting married this year, this wasn’t good. So, since early February, I’ve been job hunting, writing, getting myself healthy and trying not to go insane. Unfortunately, none of these things seem to be easy. The hardest part is the job searching. I wish I could make a living from writing alone, but that’s not always possible. Especially since I rely on health insurance for pesky medical issues I have. So that’s why you’ve seen me rarely online. (more…)