I mentioned on one of the recent Twincast episodes that I was working on a novel. I finished it sometime in February and I am now in the middle of learning about and struggling through the publishing process.
This is something big for me because I am not doing this as a side project, this is not something I am playing at or "exploring". I have set my career aside for a few years while I have the opportunity and I am writing full-time while my wife finishes her post-doctoral research.
Since it was the articles I wrote for this site many years ago that got me thinking about this, I thought I would share some of this here first.
The stuff I am working on is straight up fantasy fiction literature with a dystopian/steam-punk bend to it. I began work on my first book, Master of the House
in September 2011 and finished it five months later.
I'm basically doing what you always hear about in school and in terms of all the crap people tell you about following your dreams. I'm giving a shot to doing what I really love doing. I have no idea if this will work out or if there's any hope it will succeed.
If you would like to see what I'm doing, read some of my sample stuff (there will be more, the site is only a week old), or hear my insight on character and world creation; please visit my blog here: http://legacyofshadow.com/
Thanks for any and all support. Following me on Twitter or leaving comments all over the site would be very helpful for me. Thanks guys, this is really something that has a small part of its inception here at Seibertron.