4 More Years?

Hard to believe this month marks the 4th anniversary of In Medias Res.

When I wrote my first post, I didn't have a single publishing credit to my name, but I set out to blog regularly about my writing, submitting, rejections, and (fingers crossed) acceptances. A couple weeks later, I blogged about seeing Ray Bradbury speak at a local library -- an evening I'll never forget.

A month or so after that, I sold my first story and wrote about patience as I waited for it to be published. In January 2010, I blogged about my very first publishing credit. Then in the fall of that same year, I announced the inception of Write1Sub1 -- a challenge that has powerfully impacted my writing life.

It feels like time-traveling to read those old posts and see how I've evolved as a writer/blogger over the years. It took about 6 months to establish an audience and make connections online, and all the while, I was writing, revising, subbing, and re-subbing my work. Not a whole lot has changed, I guess!

Will this blog still be around 4 years from now? I sure hope so. I've got a whole bunch of good news in the pipeline I can't wait to share. Such as...

Last week, I signed a contract with Musa Publishing for my novella Yakuza Territory, and it will be out next year. A sequel to Immaterial Evidence, it's more Die Hard / Assault on Precinct 13, less Blade Runner / Maltese Falcon -- but the future noir elements are definitely still there.

And speaking of Immaterial Evidence, my publisher has marked down the price this week: 33.1% off! ($1.99 until the 25th, when it returns to $2.99)

A detective with a price on his head.
An invisible criminal with nothing to lose...

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