You may (or may not) have noticed that I’ve been quiet lately. I haven’t made any posts in weeks, and I haven’t exactly been around on the web anywhere else either. The primary reason is that I’m now working at my hosting provider, A2 Hosting. I loved their service so much, I joined the company! Any how, I’ve had less time to do everything else.
However, that hasn’t stopped me from working on a pet project, that I’m calling Toxyc.net, located, quite obviously, at http://www.toxyc.net . The name has nothing to do with what the site is for — honestly, it was a domain name that I thought was cool and had intended for another purpose, but I’ve now abandoned that other project, so why waste a perfectly good name…? The site is still very much under development, so right now there’s only the index page over there, which will allow you to pre-register for the site. What the site will be is fairly simple: it will be a place for writers to post writing prompts and challenge themselves by writing responses to writing prompts. It will allow writers to build a community with each other and a little friendly competition to hone our skills. The funny thing about writers is that we all want to be a part of a community, but we’re solitary by nature. We want to be hailed as geniuses, but we often are too shy to share our work. I hope Toxyc.net will help change that for us.
Any how, I still have a lot of work left to do, but the major pieces of the underlying engine are done, I just need to assemble them and check for any leaks. (Obligatory auto mechanic metaphor since I am from Detroit.) If you’re interested, go sign up! If not, well, thanks for reading this far.