Hello reading world.
This can be considered my "first step into a larger journey," to quote the great pre-prequel Lucas film Star Wars. While my previous forays into blogging/journalism have led to posting on WordPress (The Moderate), tumblr (Circling the Roundabout), Examiner.com, and now MinnyApple, this blog on my "official" website is an attempt to synthesize all of those various dialogues together and tie them all into my general writing universe, which includes two published novels and hopefully a few more to come.
I also am beginning this journey head-on as an author first and foremost, having recently gone through some employment difficulties that have led to me not having a job at the moment (more on that in a later post). Therefore I feel it's time to start blogging here from the perspective of the full-time writer, illuminating my daily struggles to find work and also success for my books and journalism.
To that end I hope to post here fairly regularly, as I take a break from the other locations to find my work and focus solely on promoting my new novel, which releases in September. Oh, didn't I mention that yet? Yeah it's going to be called Last Man on Campus, a supernatural horror story set on a university in Minnesota. It's a love letter to one of my favorite authors (Stephen King) and I hope to maybe even get some kind of series out of it. The book launches September 3rd and will be posting an excerpt soon, much as I did for Our Senior Year.
That's all I have to say right now in this establishment of a new era. I don't want to say that this blog will focus on a particular subject other than to say it will be a chronicle of my life as an author/freelance journalist and will probably encompass most of what passes through my mind each day. For those of you who have been following my work for a while, I hope you enjoy this new ride. And for those of you just tuning in, welcome to my world.
Thanks for reading.
John Abraham-Watne is an author and freelance journalist located in the Twin Cities, where he lives with his wife Mary and their two cats. This blog is his attempt to catalog all the events that culminate a local writer's life.