I'm Abe Wolfgang, an Electrical Engineer, writer, Father, husband, and full-time lover of story. I blog about those stories, how they impact us as humans, and why they are important. Occasionally I write my own as well.

Still Here

 I've been away from the blog for a little while now, but there are a few reasons for that.

One reason is that I've been pretty busy with work in the last month. Between traveling, working 60+ hour weeks, and transitioning to a new project at work, there has been a lot on my plate. I must admit that I've fallen a little bit into the trap of just wanting to relax when I get home in the evening. It's something that I'm trying to kick myself out of.

The real problem with losing intentional focus, as I have found, is that it can so easily derail every aspect of what you are working on. For me, if I don't write for a few days in a row, then another day without writing isn't a huge deal. After a few days, I start to look back on what I have written and I begin to question it. I start to wonder what I was thinking or if I should even be pursuing that particular piece. Any creative momentum that I had is gone, and it takes a lot of effort to get back into the groove. 

The second reason I haven't posted recently is that I'm working on something that is a little bit longer and more involved than I usually write. Instead of focusing my efforts on some small side projects, I've been delving deep into this one thing. I don't know if that is good or bad, but I might finally be on to something, and I'm excited to see where it goes. I've written two "practice novels" which were short--and really not very good--but I am progressively improving (as far as I can tell). This one may actually end up being something that I take further than just "practice."

I'm sorry that this blog has stagnated a little bit over the last month. I've been tossing around some ideas about what I can do with this platform, and hopefully I will be able to start rolling those ideas out soon. Until then, thanks for reading and for encouraging me, and I hope to continue creating enjoyable content. I'm not going anywhere, just trying to figure this whole thing out one piece at a time.

Why we're all just toddlers in grown up bodies

Why we're all just toddlers in grown up bodies

The Tale of a Sword - In Ten Ridiculously Short Parts

The Tale of a Sword - In Ten Ridiculously Short Parts