Donald Trump

This post will not be about politics. It got your attention, though, didn’t it?

Some of you may have noticed that the post the other day what my first for quite awhile (or not, maybe you just read my stories when they pop up on your dash and don’t think about me any other time, I don’t know you). Sure, there’s always a bit of creative fatigue after NaNoWriMo, but there were also a couple of big things that happened around that same time. Things that affect the whole world and which none of us know the full ramifications of yet. The two things I’m referring to, of course, are: Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

Ever since these two events, people have been getting more politically active. Nearly every blog I follow on WordPress has had at least one article on one or the other. This is great, these are important events and everybody should be talking about them. It’s goo to see people politically active. Even I’ve become more active than I was before.

Brexit and the Election affected me, and, no matter where you stand on them, or where you live, they affect you too. I’ve debated back and forth ever since the U.S. election on whether or not to bring politics into this blog. I’ve finally made a decision. I will not.

I started this to be mainly a place for my stories. I’ve since expanded it to talk more about writing in general and more specifically what it means in the modern world. I’ve added a voice with a different take on stories than myself. Overall, I’ve kept this place much the way I intended it when I started. It is a place for stories and writing discussion. Yes, talking about writing in the modern world will inevitably intersect with modern politics, but for the most part, I’ll keep this writing and writing discussion alone.

If, for some reason, you really wanted to see what I had to say on political issues, you can follow me on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @lord_unseen. I probably won’t be talking about writing at all there, so it’s definitely something different than your used to from me. If that appeals to you, check it out. If you’d rather my opinions not potentially ruin my stories for you, don’t click that link and stay here. I’ll do my best to not let politics creep into this space. I hope to be posting here more often, so, even if you do follow me on Twitter, I hope you still check back with me here and see some new stories.

Welcome Elihowlett

You heard it right everybody. We’re finally putting the Authors in Modern Authors and getting a second author here. I’ll probably still be the main one here, but it’ll be nice to have a fresh voice, don’t you think? Anyway, Elihowlett’s first post should be arriving before too long, so give it a read, yeah?

We’ve Moved!

Modern Authors has finally been moved to a real domain! Welcome to modernauthors.org. Same great taste, new place. Honestly, this is something I should have done awhile ago, i just never got around to it. But we’re here now, and here’s where we’ll stay! The modernauthors.wordpress.com address will still work, so if that’s the main way you get here, there should be no issues. That is all. Carry on.

“Modern” Authors

So, I’ve been thinking. Besides some news updates, this place has been exclusively stories. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I love writing them, and I hope you guys love reading them. The thing is, I kind of want to do something… More. Maybe try to put the “modern” in Modern Authors.
So, with that in mind, sometime this month, I’ll be introducing a series to this blog called The Road to Self-Publishing. What’s more modern for an author than self publishing?
As I’ve said here before, my project for NaNoWriMo was The Forgotten. I’m currently working on self publishing it. This series will take us from first draft to published and (hopefully) selling. The first post will concentrate on organization for editing and software choices.
So, tell me. What does everyone think about this? Is this something you’re interested in me talking about? Is there something else you’d like to see? Or are you only here for the stories? Let me know.

The Forgotten- Redux

I’ve been much busier than usual this week, so I don’t have a story for you. I know I promised that regular posts would be returning this weekend, and I intend to keep that promise. So, with that in mind, I’ve prepared something a little different.

Instead of a story, I’m posting and excerpt from my work-in-progress, tentatively titled The Forgotten. For anyone who didn’t read my pre-NaNoWriMo posts, this is based on an earlier story I wrote by the same name. You can read that one here. So, without further ado, I present to you, and excerpt from The Forgotten. Continue reading

December

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So, it’s officially December first. NaNoWriMo has come and gone. How did you all do? I am proud to announce that I won. It will be quite some time before there is an actual book from this, but I’ll let everyone know when I do have one.

In the meantime, regular weekly posts will resume this weekend. Is there anything you’d like to see here? Let me know.

NaNoWriMo

So, it’s been over a week since NaNoWriMo started. How’s everyone doing? I’m doing well, as of writing my word count is 15,717. I know some of you may have already hit 50,000, but being on track is still good enough for me.

This brings me to the next thing I want to say. I haven’t made a story post in over a week and I’m very sorry about that. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to keep my schedule of a story a week while also keeping up with NaNoWriMo. So, it is with a heavy heart that I must say, I won’t be posting another story until December. To anybody who reads and enjoys my stories, I’m sorry. There will be more in December.