Yesterday was my last day as a Detective. I'm not retiring, just changing assignments. So what assignment is better than being a Detective? Flying in police helicopters full-time! It's like G.I. Joe Summer Camp...everyday!
Leaving Detective work is bittersweet though. I've held the title of "Detective" for the last seventeen years, so I have literally been a Detective for a life-time. I've been able to do things I never thought a "local cop" would get a chance to do. But the flip side of that coin is seeing and experiencing things that most people should never have to. I am happy to say that I've enjoyed my time as a Detective and hold zero regrets. My new assignment brings healthier things. I have ditched the long hours and the stress of a never ending caseload.
I am excited to say that I will finally be able to devote the time this blog deserves. When I started this blog, I had the best of intentions for keeping up with the writing. But as a Detective, half of your workday is spent writing. When those work days drag on, it's hard to find the time and motivation. This new assignment has changed all that. I am committing to a weekly editorial schedule for this blog.
I do still have a course in the works, but I am starting over and creating the course from scratch. The parts I'd previously created amounted to a less-than-useful police encyclopedia that didn't match my intentions for you, the writer. The course I am developing now will be much more focused on applying the "cop knowledge" to specific writing pains.
I still have a long way to go on the course. So in the meantime I will be focusing on pumping out blog posts that I hope you will find useful in your writing.
I just finished up bantering with the Sterling and Stone crew on the Self-Publishing Podcast and had an absolute blast! I want to extend a HUGE thank you to Christine for making it happen and to Dave, Amy, Sean, and Johnny for hosting me. I will post a link to the podcast here once it's available.
Thanks for sticking with me. I have a lot of useful blog posts planned!
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