My self-imposed break from writing is over. Actually, it ended right after the repair shop called to tell me the new rack and pinion bar and engine valve gaskets would cost $1400 to fix. It's amazing how the rapid depletion of saving account funds can spurn one to get off of their derrière and start producing material.
And produce I have. My rear end, and the rest of my body, haven't left a computer screen since the ball was dropped on the innocent victims of Times Square. Content websites, short stories, articles and personal essays - I'm writing anything that can draw in new readers as well as a bit of extra cash. Trust me, I have the deep seat indentations to prove it.
What does this mean to you, besides more annoying self-promotion of my work and the fact you'll never get rid of me? Well, it means exactly that. Thus, let me self-tout the new places where you can find my prolific prose.
The first place is at The Writing Bug. Sponsored by Northern Colorado Writers,the site is a cornucopia of writing advice and wisdom. Yes, even coming from me! The great thing about this site is there isn't one voice pushing their philosophies on writing. Each of the six bloggers at The Writing Bug provide their own style and understandings of how the craft affects them. They can relate their writing to winter driving tips, the true definition of a word, or, in my case, being a friggin potty mouth.
There are some differences between the sage writing advice I provide here and the thyme advice I dole out at The Writing Bug. First, I don't ramble on as I do here about so many things that I'm involved in that occupy my thoughts like why Charlie Sheen is still a television star and how I can become as famous as Amanda Hocking and by the way doesn't her last name sound like a verb a teenager would use when talking about spitting and isn't spitting gross and why don't they ban spitting by baseball players and why can't the Yankees get a bullpen that doesn't have an average age of 150 and...
See what I mean? Second, my bi-weekly column at The Writing Bug isn't as personal as what I write on this site. I mean, you know, we've developed a special bond over these last few months. So much so that I could ask you for a few thousand dollars with minimal embarrassment. Over at The Writing Bug I'm just your average Joe Writer who, of course, has a friggin potty mouth.
The next blog I'm writing for is one of my own - www.cranialburps.com. The first version of this blog appeared from May until September of 2011, then I forgot about it while other writing interests came my way. The original concept was for it to be a personal blog that had nothing to do with the articles on television I was writing at the time. The present day version of Cranial Burps is a pure humor blog. Funnier than this one? Well, you'll have to be the judge.
So, as of right now, here's where you can find me:
Richie on Writing - Every other Wednesday
The Writing Bug - Every other Monday
Cranial Burps - Wednesdays when I don't write this blog; Thursdays every other week.
I hope you stop by all of these sites. If you don't, I'll bug you until you do.