New Blog

Recently, I’ve been thinking I need to do a little revamping of my blog, including changing the domain name. See, here’s the story behind my blog.

Back in the summer of 2009 (I know, that’s like a REALLY long time ago), Casey told me I needed a blog. I didn’t agree. Then eventually we came up with a blog. Something that people may not know about me is I have gone by 2 names over the past 10 years: T.J. and Tim.  All my new friends called me T.J. while my family and old So Cal friends called me Tim.

Well, I’m to the point where more people know me as T.J. than know me as Tim. But since Casey was the blog creator, we went with timtypes.wordpress.com and Timothy Types TMI as the blog title. Recently, I’ve changed it to T.J. Types TMI, but I can’t change the domain very easily. So I still get the occasional “Tim” comment. I don’t mind, but it really just isn’t the name I’m accustomed to seeing and have it be associated to me.

To be honest, my dad even calls me T.J. now (random bit of trivia, he was the first to call me T.J. when I was born, but only my mother’s father called me T.J. after I was 1 until he died when I was 11.) After my dad got remarried, I was surprised at the fact that his wife as well as my step-siblings were all introduced to me with my name being T.J. When I asked him when he started calling me T.J., his wife asked “What else would he call you?” Apparently, I’d always been T.J. to her.

Well, anyway, I’ve recently decided to move this blog to another wordpress site that’ll hopefully be easier to locate. The address is: http://tjbronley.wordpress.com. But, my favorite part about it is what the sites name is. No, it has nothing to do with my name. But click on it and you’ll see a fairly familiar phrase for those who follow my blog regularly. So, starting in September, I’ll be blogging from there. Until then….

Alien abductions are involuntary, but probings are scheduled.

 

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What Is This?

So, I haven’t blogged at all this month. (The one post I’ve made from August 2011 was one written up by author friend Tristi Pinkston to promote her wonderful new book.)

Life has been busy. First, the month of July was met with my wife’s family reunion and joining my dad, his wife, and my step-sister and her family at Disneyland. (Spoiler alert: Disneyland is still awesome.) Plus, I had a lot of other things going on in July that involved video games. August has also had video games taking up time. But both July and August have been busy with work and…well…work. I haven’t even had time to work on my book.

Not like that would matter much though since I technically lost it. What does that mean? Well, it means that I own a flash drive and it is nowhere to be found. On that flash drive are so many files that I’ve put a lot of hours working on. It has all the versions of my Eli story on it. The one saving grace is I still have a full printout of the entire book (which will require a massive amount of transcribing). Also, I have the first 30 pages I sent to writing buddy Graham Bradley with his snide comments.

The strange thing was, I didn’t seem to care nearly as much as I thought I would. Yeah, it really does suck. But I’ve been very unmotivated in writing. Last year at this time I was stressed with trying to get Eli ready for submissions. And really, it took a full rewrite between then and now to make it 10x better than it was. And somehow, I’ve lost all writing motivation.

One problem I’ve had is I’ve been distracted by a lot. See, a few months ago, Netflix added The True Story of Wrestlemania and a few other WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment, former World Wrestling Federation) “shows” to watch in their instant stuff. I bet a lot of you have said “wrestling is stupid.” And you know what, I’ve said it too. Guess what, I still say it. But I’m addicted to it again.

Another addiction is my friend Andrew introducing me to this game called Terraria. It’s awesome. At least, it is to me.

But with all that said, I feel an end of my writing break coming. I’ve been met with looking at different stories I’ve wanted to write. Part of me wants to give up on Eli. But part of me says that he just needs a refresher and it’ll be even better. Either way, I’ll get there. Lately, I’ve felt very disorganized with everything and I need to do some personal organization of my life. Once I get things in order, I will be back on my blog more, bringing you hilarious mashups shared between Casey and I, random 10 things that hopefully have something to do with one another, and of course, the most random topics I can come up with.

Before I sign off, let me tell you about 2 books I’m excited about:

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch: The link you get with the book’s title will take you to a special 4-chapter sneak peak at the book. And when you’re done with chapter 4, you’re going to want more. Seriously, took me less than 30 minutes to read the whole thing and I’m a slow reader. I love the cover, to begin with. And even better, I loved what I was introduced to.

And of course….

Variant by Robison Wells: Yes, everyone whose known me over the past few years has watched my fanboy status change from one a-maze-ing author to this guy. Besides being awesome (which is how he introduced me to Sara Crowe at Storymakers back in May), he’s an awesome author. Okay, I haven’t read this book. But I’ve read the first page or two and that was enough to make me want to steal the book and miss the movie. (Glad I didn’t though.)

Currently: I’m attempting to read Catching Fire at home and I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells while I work out. I’m failing on all accounts, but I’ll get there eventually. I still have Possession by awesomesauce Elana Johnson to read.

What have you been up to?

I guess this blog is long enough….so until next time….

ALIEN ABDUCTIONS ARE INVOLUNTARY, BUT PROBINGS ARE SCHEDULED.