Welcome back readers!
It’s been a while, a long while. I figured with the new website I should start blogging again as I have all kinds of stuff I want to share. So this is the official restart of my blog. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Josh, didn’t you say that in the last post six months ago?” Yes, yes, I did. But this time I actually plan to do it. Life got a little crazy last fall with having to cut my last season in Alaska short and a trip to the ER (you can read more about that in a personal blog coming soon). This time, however, I have actual plans for more blogs instead of just vague ideas. So here we go, the re-re-(re?)-start to my blog!
I like to talk (those know me, know this is a little too true, but hey I can admit it) and I like to write and sometimes about more than just my books/writing. So instead of having two or even three different blogs, I plan to have multiple categories within this one. If you don’t want to read about my personal life, then you can wait for the next writing update, or vice versa. Below are the main categories (topics) I will write about.
Writing- This is probably the one most of you are here for. This will include updates on my books, writing, and world-building. You might get one about the seed idea for a new story, or a cool look behind-the-scenes, or updates on my current WIP. The coolest topic (within the category/topic—topicception!) will be my spotlights. This may include character spotlights from my books or locations or weapons or something else. But my favorite in this category is one I talked about a while ago, Torrea Spotlights. These will cover a certain part of my fantasy world, whether a guild, creature, magic, weapon, location, or more. It’s going to be awesome.
Personal- This is pretty straightforward. It will be my personal posts where I talk about life, family, and give you updates on what and how we’re doing. I don’t plan to do a ton of these, but I like to give my friends, family, and readers an update every once in a while. Especially around big life changes (like the one coming up).
Faith- This one will be a recent addition to this blog. When I first started blogging (several years ago) it was about my faith and how it pertained to my life but also things I just felt like I needed to share. I will share about how Christ’s love for me (and you) affects our everyday lives. How can I not write about this when it is such a central part of who I am and how I live?
Flash Fiction- Yes, you heard right! I’ve been sitting on short stories and flash fiction I have done nothing with yet. What better to do with them than share with you? Some will be allegories, some will be set in random worlds, and some will be canon for my various major stories. So keep a special eye out for these!
Prepping/Survival- I’ve been getting asked about this one a lot and since I started sharing Prepper Tips with my newsletter, I figured why not include my blog? I will share cool products, news, and tips for the casual (and maybe not so casual) preppers out there.
Whew, now that’s a lot of categories, eh? With the blog organized this way, you can sift through the ones you like to read or binge them all up to you!
A side note, I recently overhauled my website (more about that later) and I only moved over some of my blogs. If you want to read them all, you can click on the link at the bottom of the main blog page. It will take you to my old site where you can read them all.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more awesome posts!