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Downsizing, OR: How I laid off The White Orb

How long has it been?

"Retired?" - The White Orb Goes Into Hiding
It's not particularly expensive to run your own website... it's not really cheap either. The bigger problem, of course, is that the infrastructure for maintaining the site requires more attention than the actual content that is delivered. At least, that is the case as I see it now.

When I first posted The White Orb site it was to be used as a vessel for delivering news and updates on my upcoming novel. As my priorities shifted during the year, the site saw less and less attention until it was basically sitting dead in the water for months at a time. Realizing that I was doing more work updating Wordpress every week than actually creating any content, I made a decision.

Starting next month I'll be taking down my old website thewhiteorb.com. Moving forward I will be writing more stuff here on The Twelfth Floor. It's my hope that by moving into the Blogger vehicle I can focus less on the backend details and more on the sudden urge to post my thoughts.

What about the Creative Writing?

Due to the limitations on my schedule I have decided to stop focusing so much on my creative works and allow myself the ability to make quick little entries about my thoughts in relation to the important things in my life that exist outside of fictional writing.

However!

I have no intention of stopping my work on the James Davis stories. While I could blame a lot of different things for my lack of time to work on creative writing, I can almost admit that the time I had is not really "lost" so much as simply being used for different tasking. It was my great hope to have a published novel available in 2014, but I also came to the conclusion that rushing the story out into the open too soon wouldn't do me any good. As a result, the story remains in the production world where it will be submitted to many more months of pending rewrites of the climax and falling action.

I still want to be able to get my thoughts down on digital paper and I have decided to create something a little more in-line with where I live, what I do at work, and what I use for entertainment off the clock. That will be here at The Twelfth Floor.

Thank you to everyone that supported The White Orb through the last two years. Remember that the site is only being put on hold for now and I have every intention of using the name again in the future. For now... it just needs a break.

If you're looking for information on technology, rants about Atlanta, or just general WoW stuff... then you should check back every once in a while!


Hope to see you on The Twelfth Floor!

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