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I'm pulling up stakes and taking the whole thing with me.

Over the next week or so, I will be moving Words and Coffee to www.jonathandanz.com. For those of you who visit from time to time, I will have inquiries to this WordPress.com site redirected to that domain. I will make an announcement here when the new site is live.

In the meantime, I’ll be posting here.

A Year of Blogging

A little wiser, a little better, a long way to go.

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I just checked my post history and today marks a year to the day of my first blog post here at Words and Coffee. I’m not sure what I thought when I launched W&C beyond that I was entering a bit of flash fiction in Ken Scholes’s contest and I needed some sort of web credentials.

I’m glad I’ve kept it going. Hopefully those who’ve stopped by have gotten some use from the posts. I try to keep it mostly about writing and reading. As of late, I’ve incorporated some music in the Coffee Break series of posts. I’ll stick to this format for the foreseeable future.

It has been a pleasure getting to know some of you through your comments here and by visiting and commenting over at your blogs as well. I sure appreciate the support.

Above all, I know that this last year has changed me for the better. Between writing, reading and, most importantly, being with my 4 year old daughter and my wife of almost 10 years (this August!), I feel like I’m living the life I want to live. Sure, I have to remember to enjoy the writing process and not focus so much on the end product–same thing with helping to raise my daughter–but those are awesome problems to have.

I look  forward to another year. Here’s Tom Waits singing Angels in Heaven. It comes on strong, so keep your volume control handy.

I’ve found religion–the religion of writing. The words are all angels.


Deep Cover

I’m hanging out with Laurence Fishburne these days, busting my hump to get my notes in shape for my third draft of Shadow of the Black City. I suppose if I must sacrifice something, it will be some blogging and tweeting long before it will be the writing, especially since I’d like to be getting my query letters out by the end of summer.

I’ll post when I can so I won’t be totally incommunicado, but I’m not going to stress if I don’t get my weekly allotment up.

In the meantime, you all keep it real with Leonard Nimoy kicking out the jams…