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My Western blog project has been reborn — have a look, but be gentle

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I posted here a couple of days ago regarding a writing project I felt compelled to abandon because of possible copyright problems. I “killed” the “Tales of the Old West” site which I’d never done much with.

But out of that death came rebirth (does the term “Phoenix” sound familiar?), and this new project is more exciting to me than the other. Take a look at “Life in the Old West.” This is my “new baby,” and it just came alive last evening, so be gentle, please. So far, I only have one post up, and I haven’t even gotten a “Privacy” page there. There’s only one post up, but it seems pretty explanatory of what I want to do with the site.

In many ways, my heart has long been in the “Old West” of fact and fiction. There’s really not much of a market anymore for Western novels, virtually NONE for short stories, but perhaps I can put something together that will grow in the way of a blog. I encourage you to take a look at it, and I welcome suggestions or comments.

But remember, it’s a new baby, so be gentle.

Now if you’ll excuse me, today happens to be my 41st wedding anniversary. St. Shirl and I have better things to do today than sit around plunking on the old keyboard. See you all tomorrow.
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2 Responses to “My Western blog project has been reborn — have a look, but be gentle”

  1. I LOVE it, it’s a great look and layout!

  2. Gary says:

    Thanks for your kind remarks, Carla.

    I’m having a lot of fun thinking and planning about something that’s dear to my heart with that site. I grew up in a time and place — 1950s small-town Nebraska — where the term “Western” was almost a synonym for “movie.”

    My only problem with the new site is struggling to find the time to do it right, or at least do it the way I think is right.

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