After spending a very enjoyable year writing for Debuts and Reviews, I was sad to see it go. The URL still houses a wonderful blog, but the reviews are pretty much gone, and with them my outlet for writing about the sort of books I love.
But a new opportunity has arisen: I will now be writing a speculative fiction column for the Cincinnati edition of the Examiner. For those of you who read my reviews on Debuts and Reviews, this is a little different. Examiner.com is a news site, and I am essentially a reporter. These are third-person articles which top out at 400 words or less. It’s a change and a challenge, and I’m excited about it. It lets me explore topics I never got to write about for Debuts and Reviews, such as local events and other fun stuff. My first post is live, so please do drop by, especially if you enjoyed my reviews at Debuts and Reviews or if you’re local to the Cincinnati area.
As for how this will affect my fiction writing schedule, I don’t see potential for a lot of problems. Writing for Debuts and Reviews was always a great way for me to take a break from my WIP and yet still use those creative writing juices. I always found that writing reviews helped my fiction rather than hindered it, and lately, I’ve really been feeling the need for an outlet like that. I think writing for Examiner.com is just what the doctor ordered.