What A Great Time To Write

The title of this post is, to me, overused. Maybe not the exact wording but…well, let me explain briefly. What I mean is, in the eras of Hemingway, Poe, Tolkien and Lewis or in King’s heyday and yes, Rowling, it was a great time to write. Right? For them, it was perhaps the greatest. Akin to “What a time to be alive!” Well, anyone that’s alive when they said/say that…it’s pretty much a great time to be alive, no?

I digress. My particular choice of blog post title and subsequent rant aside, it really is a great time to write and be a writer. Now I don’t mean to say this because of all the available options for a writer to choose from nowadays-I read “this is a printing press type revolution!” the other day.


No, I mean, and I will keep this short, this is a time of publication for many authors, specifically the authors and writers of this blog!

Since I have been a (very appreciative) member here, FOUR  Authors have graduated. They moved up in the ranks so to speak. Their stories are theirs to tell, so I won’t assume to relay them to you. Though you can find more about them here, of course, and throughout the blog. I will mention that I am in great company, without a doubt. It’s God. It’s all God.

Keven Newsome’s Winter, a paranormal thriller.

Available now from Splashdown Darkwater.

The prophetess for a new generation.

Rebecca Minor’s Windrider I: Divine Summons, part of the Windrider Saga.

Kat Heckenbach’s mg fantasy Finding Angel.

Angel doesn’t remember her magical heritage…but it remembers her.

And now available for pre-order is Diane Graham’s I Am, Ocilla. As I put it elsewhere, this is a much anticipated release and an awesome addition to any bookshelf! I can say that because I had read an excerpt some time ago.

I share or  re-share all this news because, and I know they will agree how much of a blessing it is for a writer to be published,  it was and still is a  j o u r n e y.  Aside from their other accomplishments, these are the ones, if you will. I also share this because on March 7, 2012, The Seven Deadly Sins collaboration will be released into the world. It is a collection of, you guessed it, seven short stories, each one based on the aforementioned sins. I chose Envy as my story and I am extremely excited about this. The other authors,

Michelle Picarella, Sloth;  A.T. Russell, Greed;  Stephen Penner, Wrath;  Dawn Kirby, Lust; Vickie Adair, Pride, and Diana Ilinca, Gluttony each bring their own voice, writing style and epicness to each story.

When writers write, we bring we what know. So I brought it. What I know that is. There are of course, “Christian” elements to the story and we seven are ready to rock the world.


About Tymothy Longoria

Tymothy Longoria has been described as a writer with a flair for the dramatic (whether this is true still remains to be seen). He is a fan of all things fantastic, metal music, black t-shirts, and aligns himself with geeks, nerds, and all manner of monsters, and is an ardent, optimistic supporter of his fellow creatives. He has written several short stories for the online macabre zine Underneath The Juniper Tree and in 2012 was awarded Debut Author of the Year by Twisted Core Press for 'Envy', his contribution to the Seven Deadly Sins Anthology. He is currently editing his full-length dark fantasy retelling, Revenants: Book One of The Stories. Fairy tales? If only. Legends will be reborn. Tymothy calls Texas home, where he lives with his wife, two children, and a cat called ThunderCat aka Kitty PawKitty. He is represented by Bree Ogden of Red Sofa Literary.

2 comments on “What A Great Time To Write

  1. Thank you, Tymothy. I can’t wait to read, review, and rave about your launch. You are a great edition around these parts and I love, love, love that we look at that position as only temporary. God is good to us. 😀

  2. My Dearest Tymothy,

    I also can’t wait to experience your launch.

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