Howdy! I guess most of you had given up on seeing anything new from me . . . and understandably so! Sorry about that. Life has been busy . . . and then there is all the disruption being caused by Rona, which seems to be the gift that just keeps on giving *sigh*
I hope that all of you out there are well and that you and your loved ones are staying safe?
Anyhow, despite all that has been going on in the outside world please be assured that I haven’t forgotten you. I have been extremely grateful for the continued support and the lovely messages coming from readers following the posting of some of my older stories on a couple of other sites, which seems to have sparked a flurry of activity within me. So, while the iron is hot, I figure it’s time to do something about touching base with you all.
Just to let you know, I have continued chipping away at a few projects, but I would rather wait until they are complete before I will start posting. I’ve made the mistake previously (well, on many occasions actually) of starting something and posting as I go, only to stop midway through the project and not get back to it. I have promised myself that I wouldn’t fall into that trap again, so am doing my best to resist that temptation, as annoying as that may be for some of you. Sorry!
There is one secret that I can let you in on, however. It is a new web-based forum that I discovered some time back which I am keen to try out, called Vocal.Media. It is designed to allow creators to post their works and receive some financial reward for doing so, based on the number of reads. The concept appealed to me, so I thought I would give it a try, and in doing so I seem to have kick started my writing again.
Here’s a link to my Vocal page: https://vocal.media/authors/mark-ponyboy-peters
As you will see I have already added a couple of posts. I’ve also added a new page to Ponyboysplace which will contain an index of all posts added to the Vocal site (necessary as the Vocal page doesn’t currently have an indexing option apparently).
What I am hoping to add to this page will be new stories as well as including reviews of books and movies, and maybe some personal views and opinions on topical subjects or current events which relate to or affect the LGBT community. I will also be adding a new series of articles to be called Their Own Words, which will include the personal stories of a number of guys I have met and known over the years, as told to me and shared with their permission. This has been a project I have had in mind for some time and I am grateful for those who have contributed by sharing their stories with me. I hope that some of my younger readers in particular will be able to get some benefit from hearing the stories of others who have already trodden the well-worn path of coming to terms with who you are.
Thank you all for sticking with me and I look forward to catching up.
Happy reading and stay safe!