One year ago, I decided to start up this new blog. I wanted it to be a little more personal, and although it is a writer's blog, I still wanted to have the freedom to pretty much write about whatever the hell I wanted to. Many of you know I had another blog going back to 2005, and although I do miss writing about the funny side of science, I like this format better.
Okay, I admit, I miss writing about Bigfoot, El Chupacabra, UFOs, and everything weird science.
Back then, not many of my readers knew my real name, and I just went by the alias The Phoenix. It was fun being anonymous.
But as you can see, you know know my name (my pen name anyway), and you can see a picture of me. I've pretty much thrown anonymity out the window.
Many of my fellow bloggers that I started out with are pretty much all gone. And even those that still remain barely come by here. Maybe they liked me better as The Phoenix. But with my one-year blog anniversary here in my new home, I want to thank you.
I'm reaching out much more, and I'm finding such a warm and fun-loving community of writer's and bloggers welcoming me. It's easy to get stuck in your isolation when you're a writer, and I find the exchange of ideas and war stories not only refreshing, but inspirational.
In the coming weeks, I'm joining a couple blogging projects, AKA blogfests, to share a little bit more of myself and to learn more about you other writers out there. I love being a writer, and connecting with all of you makes the journey fun and less lonely.
I'll be doing the ORIGINS blogfest, and I'm eager to tell you how I got into storytelling so many moons ago. We're talking over thirty years ago. Don't let my Filipino skin fool you - I am getting old.
And of course, I will be participating in the Writer's Platform-Building Campaign - you'll find me under science fiction. Looking forward to getting to know my fellow sci-fi writers.
However, don't be surprised if you do see an occasional Bigfoot or UFO post here and there in the coming months. Old habits die hard.
Blogging since 2005.
Medical sales warrior by day, writing ninja by night...
I am the author of The Mechanica Wars series. The first book, Dragonfly Warrior, will be published in January, 2014 by 4 Wing Press.
I love science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, biographies, and chocolate chip cookies.