housekeeping

Once again, not dead

Once again, not dead… but this has definitely been a very preoccupying couple of months. I do hope to post some nice or at least important news, not just crotchety ramblings, but I will warn in advance that I don’t think it’s likely to happen this month. Now is as good a time as any to note that if you are not following me on Twitter, that is often where little tidbits of my life wind up when they don’t feel like they deserve a proper blog post. If you are not on Twitter, meanwhile, I can’t say it’s for everyone, but I will recommend it 10-1 over Facebook any day.

D. Llywelyn Jones

New look for the website, new work to do

I’ve had this site for about a year now— it seemed like the right time to improve the look. I’ll admit the old banner looked tacky, and even though I find white-on-black more readable and aesthetically pleasing, I couldn’t shake the feeling that a perfect stranger running across the page might find the look rather too Angelfire. This version looks less 1999, I hope. More literary. Something.

As an addendum, if you missed me saying so, I’m very pleased to report that Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is now in the beta reading stage. My goals from this point forward are to conduct further revisions during late summer/autumn, to arrange a private reading by year’s end, to do one more revision round and a public reading by mid-2016, and then to have the play professionally produced by some point in 2018— the bicentennial of when Mary Shelley published her original novel. That is basically a three year ongoing project, and I expect some stagnant periods, therefore I’m also especially pleased to add that this summer I intend to seriously get to work on my second novel. This itself will easily take me years to complete even the first draft, because it’s going to be very long— though technically I’m not going to be writing it alone. I will leave you with that cryptic implication for the night.

DLJ

Testing 1, 2, 3

Hello, all. I have resolved, for several reasons, to use this blog more, along with my Twitter account. I’m about to eat some dinner, so I have nothing of substance to post here without my stomach killing me, but consider this a test post to see if I’ve also gotten WordPress to successfully coordinate with my Facebook page. Zuckerlings in particular: good evening.

DLJ