You may be wondering what I’m doing here. I’m wondering that myself.
I sailed out of this world on a foul-mouth (typical) rant a few years back & had no concrete expectation of returning. I still don’t, to be honest.
I’m a teacher now, & before you panic, I teach adults. I fully recognize that my potty mouth & my publishing history make me the last person in the multiverse equipped to shape young minds.
And I love my job. I really do. You can’t not adore adult learners. They are the best.
But my website broke down recently. Which was part of the master plan. My website (like my writing career) was supposed to go gently into that good night while I was looking the other way
But when it actually happened, something in me just…couldn’t let it go. I was making all of $5 a month in passive income, after all. Fancy coffee money, yo.
So I decided to fix it. Bare minimum effort, you understand. Just enough for the occasional fancy coffee. But guess what happens when you update a website you haven’t touched in 5 years?
Turns out you have to re-write a bunch of pages. Which means coming face to face with books you wrote a long time ago. Which means reading your own writing & remembering how much you loved a character, or a plotline, or a fictional dog.
Or just the act of creating. Even if you’re only ever going to make fancy coffee money.
So I’m not saying I’m back.
But I’m here. And I’m dreaming. Just a little. About putting words on the page again, just because I love it.
I’m really happy to see you.
And if you want to read the tiny little short story that made me read my own writing again & start me dreaming, check out the FREE READS page of my books section. I was invited (years ago) to participate in an anthology of short stories & UNWRAPPED was my contribution.
I never write short but I will take any opportunity to make a horrible villain the hero of the next book. I like seeing them claw their way to redemption. And this is that. Good old Sloan.
Enjoy & I hope to see you around!