Milestones and Baby Steps

It’s been so long since my last post that I should probably call this a cobwebsite.

Okay, that was terrible. But seriously … for the past nine months, my blog has been an exercise in futility. A reflection of my fragmented existence. Too many projects and priorities chattering away in my mind, battling for precedence, with too little focused effort to corral them.

Occasionally, I log into my blog with the intention of posting. I usually ignore the backlog of WordPress update notifications that greet me, but they weigh on me as reminders of my clogged brain, fuelling another false start. Other times, I embrace the notifications and invest myself in “maintenance mode” … then log out, temporarily satisfied with my so-called productivity, without writing a word of whatever it was that I had meant to share in the first place.

I have a lot to talk about these days — most of it deeply personal, which is so much harder to share than news and views and social commentary. I hope this post will unclog the stream of thoughts that long to find their way to this page. It’s not that I’ve been uncreative; I’ve written many songs, crafted a few speeches, and started writing a Young Adult series — a speculative fiction trilogy — that will be my most ambitious writing project to date. Oh, and I’ve reached a major milestone, too …

Today I released 17 Weddings for pre-sale. My second novel, which started as a whimsical concept and evolved into a three-year journey into the essence of human relationships, is now available for pre-order in paperback and e-book formats.

I was so excited to reach this milestone today that I celebrated by saying “yes” to all those WordPress update notifications. I certainly know how to party! Now I plan to take my son skating, share some sort of celebratory treat with my family, and get back to writing. Yes, this milestone is also a baby step. Stay tuned …

17 Weddings


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Gordon Bullivantreply
September 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

Very nice. Please keep that wonderful spirit alive@

September 26, 2018 at 10:36 am

Congrats on the pre-launch. Now let’s see what kind of orbit the book can reach with the help of all those balloons. Good luck!

Sheila Cameronreply
September 26, 2018 at 11:08 am

Congratulations, Mark! I am so happy to see 17 Weddings being released into the world. You’ve worked hard on it, and it’s a great story. Enjoy all the celebrations that follow! xo

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