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As the song says “what the world needs now, is love, sweet love” and while love is all well and good, what the world really needs now is a new blog. As someone who is all for giving the world what it needs, I give you Writing in Shadows.

Writing a first post on a new blog is a little like filling in one of those online dating profiles. You want to say the right things to bring in the cyber roses and date requests, but you don’t want to come across as all needy and clingy. The fine line between honesty and marketing is always a pain.

For those who have read the “About Me” page you’ll already know the reasons behind the creation of Writing in Shadows, and for those who haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do, it’s quite informative, totally serious and not the slightest bit tongue in cheek.

Long story short, Writing in Shadows has been created as part of what I like to refer to as my “creative recovery” I swiped that term from a book called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I bought the book years ago, read it cover to cover, committed to doing the 12 week program and then promptly shoved the book back on the shelf where it’s sat for the last 5 years.

Recently, I decided to dust the book off and do the program. Part of the program talks about Morning Pages, which is not what this blog is for. That’s being done in an underground bunker every morning before coffee. There’s not enough money in the world to have those pages seen in the light of day. Another part talks about Artist Dates where you take yourself off to feed your inner artist. They may eventually be discussed in here, but not today, mostly because I haven’t gotten that far yet.

Writing in Shadows is my blog to discuss my writing projects. I’m also hoping that by writing about them in here, I may centre on an idea for longer than an episode of Will & Grace. I’m currently working on a few different projects, but focusing on one never really seems to happen. I blame work. It’s an easy blame. It’s not true though. The real reason I’m never finishing anything is because I’m a gold medal winning procrastinator. At least I would win a Gold Medal if I could actually bring myself to go and collect it. I’ll do it tomorrow. Maybe Friday. Definitely no later than next Thursday.

While I was weighing up the pro’s and con’s of creating Writing in Shadows today, I decided on 3 separate occasion’s that I would focus on 3 separate screen play ideas. Awesome huh.  Of course that totally defeats the purpose of focusing on 1 project. It’s going to be a fun ride though if I ever figure out which one I’m going to stick to.

As a bit of background, I’m writing a GLBT focused Web Series and outlining 2 separate GLBT feature length screenplays. So it will be one of those projects that takes up the bulk of this experiment. I’m thinking the web series is probably going to be main focus for now, but variety is the spice of life as they say, and I do like me some spices.

I guess that’s it for me for now. Dinner is ready and between writing dribble online or eating Beef Stroganoff writing doesn’t even come across the path of my notice.

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43 year old Australian writer currently working on the first of a planned three book Epic Fantasy series. When he's not writing policy discussions, or tales of swords, Gods, and magic, he can be found making a mess in the kitchen, and turning perfectly good ingredients into crimes against humanity.

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