Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Year of Transitions

Can you believe it is 2014 already?  I hope that everyone has a fantastic year ahead and there are some sexy surprises in store for you.

I know that it’s Thursday and you’re expecting a new story from me.  Last year I was pretty consistent with publishing a new story each week here on my blog.  That means that there were close to twenty-three stories that came out here for my loyal readers.

Now in 2014, I’ve decided to make a few changes.  Perhaps you’ve seen some changes already.  I’m tweaking the design of my blog so that information is easier to see and there’s a lot less clutter.  I want to make this a better user experience for all my readers.

I’m going to be changing up the Other Authors tab as well.  This page was always supposed to be always in flux, letting me highlight new authors and good friends.  Right now it’s hasn’t changed since I’ve created it.  Make sure you check it out before it changes.  I’m excited by the new authors I’ll be showcasing there.

While I will be writing stories specifically for the blog, this will not be my focus for the first half of the year.  Right now I spend too much of my writing energies and time on these smaller stories.  I need to have more time to focus on my longer novellas and novels.  I’ve got three great ideas that I’m excited to work on, but having to write, edit, and format these blog posts means that I’m working on that rather than my books.

Why would I focus on my books?  Well that’s part of the changes as well.  I want to be more social and more out there with who I am.  Most people don’t realize that I’ve been trying to write full time for the past year.  It was an experiment, and while it has been a wonderful experience, it hasn’t really been a full time work supplement.  This realization was a hard one to make and part of the impetus for these changes.

While I’ll still be writing and adding to this blog, there will be more articles and useful information, rather than the strict focus on stories.  I really am excited about some of the things I’ve got planned, and I don’t want to give it all away right this second, but I’m hoping you find this interesting.

So what does this mean for you, my reader?  Well it means that I’m hoping that you can give me some helpful feedback as I shape this blog going forward.  Like something?  Let me know.  Find something annoying or useless?  Please, share your thoughts with me in a respectable way.  I’ll be glad to take all comments into account as the blog transforms in the month ahead.

Thank you so much of your loyalty the past year.  I can’t believe how many fans I’ve made in such a short time.

-John Satisfy

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