Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a pleasant day and that life is treating you well. I know that 2020 has been a real beast of a year so far but, fortunately, it’s almost over. Yay! Of course, that doesn’t mean that 2021 is going to be that much better, but hopefully it won’t be nearly as bad and depressing.
I just wanted to come on here and not so much post an update as to post some thoughts on what I’m doing with this site. Strangely, this has become a sort of weekly reader with my Story Time With Tim dropping on Fridays and my excerpts from Left of Midnight dropping on Sundays. I’m thinking that I’ll be adding to that dynamic on Wednesdays starting next year by posting my novel Red Star Sheriff on here. I mean, why not, right? I think it’s a good book myself, but there are others who really think it sucks. So, I mean, okay. It’s my first official novel release so maybe it does ‘suck’. I’ve often heard it said by many in the literary world that one’s first novel will likely be the worst one and suck balls. As such, I’m fine with that. I still have two more volumes to go to complete the anthology of the Red Star Sheriff so maybe the other two will have broader appeal once they’re written.
Despite all of that, I’m currently working on a slew of short stories with the intent on submitting them every where I can think of by year’s end. I already have two out there looking for homes and I’m working on a third right now. I’m not going to say what their titles are at the moment. Mostly because I’m trying to get them in legitimate magazines and if I can churn out the stories that magazines will pick up, maybe I’ll be able to find a way to make this whole writing thing as a career work.
In the interim, I’ll be posting all of my old works up on here. I mean, you’ve already gotten to see a lot of them posted so far. There’s still a fair amount to go, to be honest. And, heck, I even have a good old fanstory to put up on here! Remember me saying once I wrote a version of Mass Effect 3 ReImagined for my wife one year because we both despised how the game ended? Well, buckle up, buttercups, I may just go ahead and share that one with you on here too!
I’ve got a lot going on right now. My wife just gave birth to a new baby (November 20th for those curious) and he’s a real handful. So he’s keeping us busy and I write when I can as a result. Therefore, if this site is a weekly reader, so be it. But, and hear me out here, I want to also put up some thoughts of my own here and there every so often. I’ve been trying to figure out what that’s going to look like and I can say this, it won’t be on a schedule. It may be something that comes to mind in the middle of the night on a Tuesday. I’m going to write it up and post it immediately then. Hopefully, it’ll be something people want to read. If not, well, so be it.
Here’s something I’ve come to realize, though. Social media is not a very good platform for fresh blood to the writing realm to utilize and build a base through. I’ve seen that only if you’re an established writer with a base already built in does Twitter, Instagram, and FaceBook really help with the increased outreach. If you’re a new guy (like me) it doesn’t matter how much you’ve written over how many years, the truth is you’re just preaching to friends and family and hoping they’ll spread the word over your awesome writing.
Honestly, I’ve gotten further here and gotten my own particular brand more recognized on my own personal blog more often than on any other site. That’s because my topics tend to pop up on feeds throughout the bloggosphere. Which, I mean, isn’t hateful. I have a few here that’ll check out my personal author’s page on Amazon. Which, if you’d like to support the cause, you can check out my name, Timothy S Purvis, over on Amazon and get a lot of my work on kindle and even find much of what I’ve written on paperback. I still do a lot of writing and eventually my book Left of Midnight will be up on there as well.
Will I ever be a traditionally published author? That’s the million dollar question. I don’t know is the answer. I hope so. I feel like I have the talent, the skill, and the ability to keep delivering works of intrigue and entertainment. But, then again, maybe I’m an acquired taste? That might just be the case.
Regardless, look for more content from me soon. I’ll be sharing some thoughts in the near future, I think. And I’ll also be setting up some more weekly reader material just for you faithful lot who come by and read every post I make. To you, I thank you, friend. You’re a beacon in the dark. You give me hope that one day I’ll have more than just some sliver of a corner on the internet desperately trying to make his voice heard over the cacophony of loud mouths and narcissists. Hopefully, I’m not one of those narcissists.
Anyhow, just wanted to drop by and say I’m still thinking about new content and still have some things to say here and there. Don’t worry about social media if you’re new to this. Just make a blog and start talking about what you like. I think you’ll get more out of it. But, if you must, sometimes it’s fun just to make these things up and talk to yourself. I do it all the time and I’ve never failed to enjoy the conversation. Natch.
Read to you all again soon. Stay safe. Stay sane. The new year is coming. And I have so much more for you all to read.
~Timothy S Purvis
Check out my FaceBook Page (I’m not often on it much anymore, honestly, as all I’m getting is friend requests from big bootied women hoping to make my acquaintance… for some reason): T Scott Purvis
While you’re at it, check out my book Red Star Sheriff. Maybe it isn’t a classic, but I’d like to believe it’s a real fun read: