I'm J.W. Alden. I write stories.
What can you expect to see here? I don't really know. I've had blogs in the past that failed to hold my (or anyone else's) attention, and I'd like to think this one will be different. In the past, I think I tried a little too hard. I couldn't shake the feeling that I needed some kind of rigorous theme to stick to. They all floundered away into neglect.
Still, among the various writing communities I spend time with, I've never heard anyone say that running a blog is a bad idea. On the contrary, many will tell you it's practically a necessity, especially those on the publishing side of things. So I'm giving it another try. This time though, I'm just going to write. I'm not going to restrict myself to one topic. I'm not going to convince myself that no one cares about what's floating around in my noggin.
What that means is you're likely to see a semi-wide range of ramblings. Writing will probably be my chief subject, just because that's what most of my day-to-day revolves around. You might even see a story or two. But I'm also a nerd, so expect nerdry. Expect posts about video games, movies, books, music. I'm also a martial arts/combat sports fan, so expect to read about UFC events and K-1 fights. I know, I know. You probably hate at least one of those things. I can sympathize. I hate scrolling past GRRM's football posts. But I don't know what to tell you. I'm not writing for you anymore. I'm writing for me.
Just kidding, please love me.