blogbio  Greetings! My name is Anthony and this is my blog (one would hope it’s my blog if I’m filling out the about me page with my own info). I’m rediscovering what it means to be a writer, while recommitting myself to put forth the effort to turn my efforts into success. Right now, I’m at the stage where any output whatsoever is more success than I’ve achieved in the past several years, so so far, so good on that front. I have a wide range of interests and most of them will crop up here on the blog from time to time, but I’m going to try to keep the focus mostly on writing. Fortunately for me, there are a lot of ways that writing can be incorporated into every day life.

My “career” as it is started right after high school. There have been a few small successes along the way: a stint as a newspaper columnist at 18 years old (a column that was considered for national syndication), a few poems and fairy tales published in small, independent magazines, and a self-published erotica novel that probably would have done better had I A.) Actually taken the time to go through several edits before putting it out and B.) Hadn’t been ahead of the ‘Fifty Shades’ craze by about 6 years.

I have all sorts of ideas zinging about in my head, unfortunately I haven’t managed to drive/discipline that real writers have in order to put those ideas into use. I’m working on that though. This blog is the first step in that, my next step will be resuming a work in progress I started long ago and seeing what I can do with it. I’m also going back to school in the coming months with the goal of finishing my Bachelors degree. Not completely sure what area that’ll be in (most of my early credits are in the liberal arts/creative writing area) but it’ll be associated with writing in some way.

It’s been a tough couple years on a personal front recently, but it’s a new year and there’s a positive vibe stirring within me that hasn’t been there in quite some time, so I’m excited to see where that takes me and to share it with whoever feels like following along. Be warned though, it could just be a bad batch of meatballs causing the feelings.

I’m always willing to chat with people, about anything really. Always willing to serve as a reader for any fellow writer. I’m willing to be direct and honest and expect the same from others. But I will always do so in a positive and supportive manner (or at least that’s my goal).

In addition to my blog, I’m also just getting into the swing of things on Twitter. I can be found here: @thewritepursuit Follow me there. It may take me a bit but I usually follow back.