January 7, 2023

Welcome back!

Well, it’s been a year. I’m done work for the summer and it was more gruelling than I thought it would be. I didn’t get nearly as much plotting on my new work as I would like, though I did get some, and I didn’t get any new video content out. Although, I did try to stay in touch with commenters on YouTube when I was able. But work is done and I’m ready to get back to it.

I have a couple new developments I’ll implement this winter. First is a Quora Q&A page. On this page, I’ll answer specific writing questions I find on crowdsourcing answer sites, like Quora. In addition to the answers that can be read on Quora.com, I’ll also include additional resources such as original source material, articles, and video links to further answer user questions.

Second, the ads. If I want to do this full-time, I need to make some money. I don’t need much, but I need some. And the revenue from the ads on the site will help me get there. I just hope they aren’t too jarring. Let me know if they’re too intrusive and I’ll tone them down a bit.

Which leads me to the third development, Calamus Press Publications. I’ve registered Calamus Press as a business and will officially be operating under the business name of Calamus Press Publications. You’ll notice a new tab in the Header menu called “Calamus Press Publications.” This is where I’ll publish various works including original books and content as well as pieces of classic literature I curate and refurbish for the store. I have a few titles ready to go, I’m working on a few more, and I’ll try to upload new titles to the store on a daily basis.

Third, when I signed off for the spring I mentioned that I was working a new writing project. I still am. I’ve done some plotting, but my work schedule has hampered my efforts through the summer and fall. Now that I’m off work, I should be able to return to that project and finish the plotting shortly.

In addition, I’m also working on another book I have partially plotted based on one of my YouTube series.

My Kishotenketsu series has blown up over the summer. Relatively speaking, at any rate. It’s not nearly as popular as what the big dogs are producing, but for a small channel like mine it’s exploding. I picked up about 60 subscribers over the winter and most of that is due to the Kishotenketsu series. So I’ve decided to expand on the subject matter and make a book out of it. You should see it on the shelves within the next few months.

That’s all the news for now. The sooner I’m able to generate some reasonable revenue from the site, the sooner I can get back to creating content I want for writers such as yourself.

Good Writing,