Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Time, time ... where's the time?

I haven't posted a blog entry in a long time. I know that. I understand the need to build a platform. I will build that platform in the best way I can right now, which is by revising the manuscript for my novel. After all, they say the best way to sell a book is through great writing.

Let me explain my long absence on this blog.

My literary endeavors are whittled down to working on revisions. Video blogs? Can't fit them into my schedule. This blog? Difficult to do. You see, I am working two jobs these days. I am the managing editor for nine regional "hyperlocal" publications in the Denver metro area. It is a full-time job. My second job is being editorial director for woodypaige.com, the online entity for The Denver Post's colorful and successful columnist. I have a certain amount of social media duties involved in both of those jobs. Add in my time spent on revisions and that cuts "available time" to the absolute nub.

Here's the good part, though. I love all three jobs. The "hyperlocal" job means I get to lead 17 of the best young talents in the business. I am not exaggerating when I say that. I am blessed to work with these people. The Woody Paige gig is a hoot. I get to cruise each day through some of the best sports journalism in the world and select those stories that will go on the website. And I get to work with Woody, who is a great boss. Then there is my literary work. I am refining character, amping up tension in certain scenes and editing for consistency and impact.

I will hereby make a vow. I will post something to this blog for each of the next 10 days. This will have more power than the standard New Year's resolution. Just watch.

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