I Got an iPad and Quit My Job, etc.

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All right. Some updates now that I’ve settled in. I have gotten an iPad and a wireless keyboard, linked everything up through Google Docs, and now I’m “technologically advanced,” I suppose. With everything linked up, I can work on any device I have and the updates carry over automatically to everything else.

I have left my job as a dispatcher and have decided not to go back to another 911 center on a full-time basis. So, I’m a full-time writer and publisher now. It’s scary (if you consider sitting for hours, staring into space, wondering if the world will suddenly explode with enough pressure on the side of your skull scary). It’s exciting. It’s the weirdest feeling I’ve ever had in my life. It’s simultaneously the most terrifying and most satisfying possibility: working for myself, writing books, and seeing what people end up thinking about them.

As a result of these two developments, I hope that books will come faster than they have. Can I promise it? Of course not; the last couple of weeks have seen my writing productivity lower than they have been in a while. Lots of things happening at work and my eventual resignation (on very good terms and because of scheduling difficulties, don’t worry), and then the sitting and staring part. I’ve become an expert at the patterns of paint splashed on the walls of my living room. But fret not. Now, I have no choice other than to finish all of those works-in-progress that I’ve neglected or otherwise didn’t have much time for. Now, it would seem, I have all the time in the world.

But, I do have to ask everyone for a little help. I would encourage all of the people who have enjoyed my books to spread the word, to mention them to a friend and fellow lover of fantasy (or zombies, or science fiction), and ask them to download the free sample. Don’t spam, of course; that’s not what I want. But if you know someone who might be a good match for Laedron, Nadene, or Dylan (and, soon, Kristof, the vampire), let them know about it. 🙂 As always, thank you to all of the fans for being awesome.

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  1. Scarlett  July 31, 2013

    Just awesome Brian, congrats. Taking the plunge is definitely worth it!

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    • Brian  August 6, 2013

      Thank you, Scarlett. I hope so. It’s been excellent so far!

  2. Sandra  August 7, 2013

    Before it was just a sort of hobby to write and earn some money. Now you are writing to take care of your family. Don’t let the stress of doing that get to you. You have talent so just let the thoughts flow. I believe in you, and now you have to believe in you.

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    • Brian  August 7, 2013

      Truer words have never been spoken. Thank you.

  3. Tasha  August 12, 2013

    Hi there. i just found your site and am about to read the free download. You have inspired me to stop dealing with the so called publishers and try to get my work out there to the people.

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    • Brian  October 7, 2013

      Thank you. And I replied to this comment, but I guess my phone didn’t send it all the way through. Sorry it took so long to approve your comment in the first place. I’m testing a plugin to see if it catches all of the spam that I had been getting, and it seems to be doing a good job. Since the page rank increases over the last few months, new spammers have been rushing over to throw links to all kinds of stuff up here.

      And I’m humbled if I was an inspiration to anyone for anything. I’ve been inspired by so many, and to know that maybe I helped or inspired someone else is an amazing feeling. Thank you for sharing that with me. 🙂

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