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What in the World is Widhalm Writing?

Ahh, alliteration. My college professor would be so proud.

The sharp-eyed reader might have noticed over the past month that I’ve trimmed by blog posts from twice a week to a lonely, drunken one. A third of that’s intended, another third is laziness, and the last and final third is because my cup runneth over with writing obligations.

This is a good problem to have. A fine problem. But still a problem, because it limits the amount of time I can spend conversing on this rant blog with you fine people. Believe me, if I could find the time (the fourth third, if you’ll suspend your mathy judgement for a moment) I’d be throwing up posts every day, full of the unsolicited, rambling, vitriol-filled advice you’ve come to expect when you visit Nic Widhalm is Mad. But sadly, one post a week will have to suffice for the moment.

All of this is a long-winded preamble to sheepishly admitting that I’ve come up a little short this week. But don’t worry! I’m good for it (just ask my bookie…but don’t tell him I sent you).

I’m just not good for it this week.

Why? Well, if you’ve made it this far without leaving in disgust I’ll shower you with some half-ass excuses (Never understood that expression. Do you want a full-ass excuse?).

  • I’m working on the final, FINAL, draft of my novel, “The Tenth Order.” It’s the first book in a planned trilogy, and I’m working day and night to polish that puppy for submission. I’ve worked on this little guy for about five years, so this final push is taking a lot out of me. That said…I’m excited for you all to see it.
  • Another short story is coming down the pipe-line. I’m incredibly humbled that my story, Razors and Rust, has been received so well, and now I’m preparing a new tale to inflict on the masses. A short-story (well, closer to novella if I’m being honest) involving reincarnated hobos, questionable Lotharios, poor dental hygiene, nuclear Armageddon, and a Subway train with sub-par safety standards (see, there I go again. Sorry Mrs. McGuire). I’m hoping to get this bad-boy out for digital consumption by October. Cross your fingers.
  • Guest Blogs, interviews, and bears…oh my! Some of my colleagues have been crazy enough to invite me for a session of blog-pollution, which I’m just egotistical enough to accept. More to come.
  • THE SECRET PROJECT! Oh yeah, and on top of that I’m working on a little secret project that I’ll reveal early next week. This is what’s currently occupying my time, and I’m sthuuuper excited to show it to you guys.

So there you go. As half-ass as they come. But please, stick with me, because I plan on making it up to you all very, very soon.

And since there is no blog-post today, I’ll leave you with this video instead:

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Nic Widhalm is a writer based out of Colorado, and specializes in stories of change, juxtaposition, and things that go bump in the night. You can visit him at

5 Comments on What in the World is Widhalm Writing?

  1. You know it’s mean to tell us about a secret project and then NOT tell us what it is! Glad you’re keeping busy 🙂

    • I probably over promised by capitalizing “secret,” but I’m going to ride it out.


      Ahem. Now I really have to deliver. 😉

  2. I too am curious about the “secret project” but also congratulations on The Tenth Order. I am very excited for you. It is hard to be a constant blogger. At the moment, I am on vacation, but I know when work starts again, I’ll struggle with finding the time to write and blog.

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