Yes, the blog has been quiet, just like the podcast. I hate it when things like that happen, and this time it was for reasons good and bad.
Instead of delving into the bad (which was all the chatter on my Facebook, if you were curious), I want to hold on to the good. Oh now, don’t you worry — I will always have room for a good, old-fashioned rant here, but this blogpost is more about rising to challenges and keeping a hold of what works…
This blogpost is also to welcome those of you new to my side of the blogosphere. S’up?
Yes, I’m on board at the opening of this new year with a blog tour aimed to introduce myself to new reader, be they readers of my blog or readers of my works. And what a day to introduce myself to people — on the ninth anniversary of the MOREVI podcast going live. Where did the time go?
But I digress. Let me start from the beginning. Introductions? By all means…
For those of you new to my humble corner of the Interwebz, I’m Tee Morris. I write. I podcast. And I rant. Depending on who you talk to, I do some of these things better than the others, but that is what I (and this blog) is all about. Alongside my award-nominated and award-winning podcasts, I am lucky enough to write alongside author Pip Ballantine an award-wining steampunk series called The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
I am double-lucky in that I married Pip. Cool, huh?
Then there is the writers’ group we are part of in this northern area of my home state. Write by the Rails is an incredible group of people that Pip and I have connected with here in Prince William County, Virginia. Together, we meet up and share trials, joys, triumphs, setback and all those peculiar particulars we deal with in the writing lifestyle. WbtR (also found on Facebook) meet to talk on a range of writing-related subjects, but we also meet up at local coffee shops to just get real, chew the fat, and network, be that networking writing-based or otherwise.
The Endless Possibilities Blog Tour is our first one as a group, and we’re going to be cross-posting every Tuesday and Thursday on each others’ sites. Both Pip and I will post on Ministry Protocol and our upcoming release Dawn’s Early Light, as well as popular topics we get asked about either on our podcast or in email. You’re also going to hear from other talented people from our area:
- Nick Kelly
- Tamela J. Ritter
- Katherine Gotthardt
- Dan Verner
- Cindy Brookshire
- Patricia Daly-Lipe
- Jan Rayl
- Kristie Feltenberger Gillespie
- Angela Bryce
- Shay Seaborne
- Mary Rosenthol
- Nancy S. Kyme
- Linda S. Johnston
- Stacia Kelly
Make sure you follow the trail along this because you are in for an interesting peek inside a local writing group. Maybe spending some quality time with us will encourage you to come visit (if you are in the area), find out if there is a group close to you, or maybe even start your own.
They say writing is a solitary craft. Just you, the voices in your head, and a word processor. It’s not. In fact, if you play your cards right, writing is a community of creativity, of ideas, concepts, and dreams realized. I hope you all take a trip with me through my corner of the world, and meet some really awesome people out here.