Happy 2018!

Holy mackerel. Okay, it’s not that I *forgot* about this blog, exactly, it’s just that I realized I couldn’t keep up a several-times-a-week posting schedule and got discouraged. So I gave up.

I’m going to try not to let it happen again.

Things have changed. And they haven’t. I didn’t write much in 2017. Until NaNoWriMo of course. I DID create a Twitter account, posted my picture publicly for the first time (eep!), and joined several writing groups. I’m now a member of RWA, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Passionate Ink, as well as the RWA chapter for Virginia (my home state).

I also bought a new laptop.

In 2016, I wrote a sequel to Falling Apart, my love letter to Billy and Ryder which needs an immense amount of work. In 2017, I wrote what is tentatively titled Pulling Strings (which may be a little to on the nose, but again, tentative).

In 2018, I plan to edit Strings, as well as the sequel to Falling Apart, write at least two more books, win NaNo, and begin attending workshops. I also hope to attend GRL (https://www.gayromlit.com/home) this year (it’s in Virginia – how can I not go?) either as an author or as a reader, create a newsletter, tighten this website, blog more, submit to a publisher at least quarterly, and so much more. 2018 is going to be my YEAR.

That said, I hope it is OUR year, dear readers. I hope this is the year that readers find me, connect with me, and fall in love with my boys as deeply as I have.

If you are interested in following me on Twitter, find me at @writerrileylong.

I love you all, and I apologize for my disappearance. I hope you are willing to stick with me as I work towards making 2018 the year of Riley.

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