Monday, June 29, 2015

Changing Directions

I haven't had a lot of time to write this summer due to personal commitments related to my children. I have, however, had a lot of time to think about my writing and where I want to go with it.

So, to be efficient, I'm announcing that I'm going to retire this pen name. I'm moving into some different genres and styles. I feel that I've drifted from what I wanted to do when I started writing and publishing, and there are a number of other related creative and personal issues involved.

To be clear, I'm still going to write. I'm just kind of starting fresh with a new pen name, a I feel this path is the best way to move forward without any creative baggage.

I appreciate everyone who has read my work under this pen name, and I hope that I gave you a bit of entertainment, if only for a few hours.

5 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Does this mean the end of this blog? If you change blogs, will you give readers your new link?

K. A. Jordan said...

The great thing about writing with a pen name, you get to re-invent yourself.

J.A. Beard said...

Yes, the end of this blog. Not sure yet about the other stuff.

Sam Rosen said...

Will you finish your new series?

J.A. Beard said...

I'd considered it, despite the fact that I really just want to go off in a different direction, but after several months of release, it's fairly obvious, to be honest, that there's not really any demand for a sequel, so, honestly, spending a lot of time writing multiple more books in a series I'm not feeling creatively and that very, very few people are reading doesn't feel like the best path for me at this moment.