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Hi. I'm Eljay, and I've been away for a while because of Real Life. (Family stuff...major chaos.)

I am yet unpublished; the only milestone I can claim so far is having placed in the quarter-finals for WOTF. I write primarily science fiction, with a little fantasy now and then. I've finished the first draft of a novel, and am currently (slowly) revising it, while also working on short stories. I'm finding that I work much better at novel length, but I'm learning a lot from short pieces, and the discipline is excellent.

I've only been back to writing seriously for about a year and a half, since my kids got old enough that I feel like I have time to think again. They still keep me really busy, so I'll probably only be around occasionally. I have to have time to write too, after all!


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Welcome back, Eljay. Your time away simply built you a bigger backlog of material to draw from.
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Welcome back! Yep, life happens. I first started with a Hatrack critique group 2000 in or so, then life happened and I had to back out. But I'm back and you're back and life goes on.

Let's get to writing.


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Welcome back! (I'm trying not to let a certain John Sebastian TV theme overtake my brain now. Must make mental note to avoid that phrase in future.)

Yes, life happens, but more grist for the mill, right?

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Hi Eljay glad your back!
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