How to Stop Wildfire Fourth Anniversary
Time just flies by. Four years have gone by since I released How to Stop Wildfire. It was rocky and wild at first. I knew so little and then learned so much. Four years of writing and change.
At the time of this writing, I have released six other books since then. I’m working on making it seven. Working on finishing out this set of four so in four years I’ve written eight books total. This process has made me vaguely remember what it took to make HTSW. All the rewriting, all the anguish, back and forth, tearing out, shoving in…the intense process. It took so much effort to get that thing out there and now I look at it like how much I’ve come since then…but—HTSW is a testament to how I started with little scribbles written with just plain drive, and now it is composed and now it has spiraled into all this.
I’m very retrospective as of late. Or rather, not as much as I could. Retrospective on a lack. Should this feel like more than it is? Is this more than what it is?
Four is a special number to me. I wanted to say I did more by now, but what I am doing….it matches. It is apt. It is not the flashy thing but it is the hard, true thing for what this means. A return to the old with all that I’ve learned.
And then I’ll keep going on again—finding the new way forward.
How to Stop Wildfire FIFTH Anniversary
Has it really been five years? It really has been. I can’t fathom it and yet at the same time, now, at the near end of this major arc with Emerald Haze, the years seem far too apt. It has been a long while since I first scrappily put out How to Stop Wildfire. That was a major accomplishment for myself. It was so small in a way, and yet, it was massive. It was the foundation of all that...
New Website Landing Page!
I realized that the website wasn’t easy for newcomers. The main site url would just go to the blog roll. Which is not that helpful for people who have no idea what is going on. So I’ve made basically a home page for the website—specifically for people new to the series and my world. It explains high-level what’s up, the characters, and includes four recent posts. The blog lives here now. Hopefully this helps people get familiar with the series...