Hi. Guess I only posted on my namesake site once in 2015. I’m going to try to do better in 2016. I tend to manage my online presence more frequently at my FB page (www.facebook.com/JonHakestheWriter), and on Twitter (@HakesJon), so please do check over there regularly. But check back here regularly too, because I’m going to try to post more often.
Let’s see, I’ve been busy with the new child (just turned one year old yesterday!), my part-time day job, housework, the older child, and many, many other things that I can’t quite bring to mind right now. I’ve also been writing. If you follow my other sites, you may be aware that my crowdfunded short fiction project is going story at www.patreon.com/JonHakes. I just posted my twenty-first issue of my Digest over there. If you’d like to consider supporting me by becoming a subscriber, please do take a look at some of the publicly-available issues so you can make an informed decision. Or blindly give me all your money, if that sort of a system works for you.
Beyond the crowdfunding, I do have a number of stories out in submission. Oh, and I had a new publication last month too. Defenestration published my story, “First World Simple Mistakes.” I’m hoping that the new year will bring a new spate of publications, but that’s not entirely up to me, so we’ll see what happens. And I’ll try to keep you updated in this space, in addition to the aforementioned other spaces.
In closing, let me just encourage you to seek out and support independent creators. There are more and more of us out there all the time, making ourselves available across many platforms and venues. It’s an exciting time to be writing or making other art.