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One Year Anniversary

We here at EthnicFoodsAisle.com just wanted to take some time to highlight a proud moment for us. Yesterday, our serial novel Powers That Be reached it’s first anniversary of posting. 52 straight weeks. We consider it quite an accomplishment and we look forward to many more years and many more stories to come. We want to thank everyone that helped us, that followed us, that read our story and we hope you have enjoyed yourself. We will strive to keep that satisfaction going. Thank you.

Supercooooonnnn!!!

Hello folks,

Firstly, I want to apologize for this week’s Powers That Be being late. We were on our way back from Miami, Fl.  We spent the weekend helping a good friend of mine, Matthew Sutton, with his table at supercon. Matt is a very talented artist as you may have seen if you follow the Aisle on twitter (@EthnicFdsAisle) and we had an awesome time and Matt did really well. So to all of you who stopped by his table and bought some sweet artworks, we thank you.

Secondly, this week’s post in Powers That Be marks our 25th update. That’s right, Powers That Be is a quarter of a century old if centuries marked weeks instead of years which it doesn’t. That being said, next week’s update will actually mark half a year of updates which is also really cool. You’ll notice when you read #25 that it is a big deal for Michael McTeague. Not to spoil anything, but some illusions get shattered this week and this is going to affect him greatly. It was actually pretty cool writing this post because I was feeling the emotional surge as I was writing it. Never really had that happen before. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Well, I guess I will get back to whatever it is I need to be doing. As always, thank you for shopping with us here at the Ethnic Foods Aisle. We do appreciate your patronage.

-Matthew

P.S. My wife and I got to shake Adam Baldwin’s hand. You might know him as Marcus Hamilton on Angel, Jane Cobb on Firefly/Serenity and John Casey on Chuck. It was awesome. Such a cool guy.

Starting Point

Hello Folks,

We here at EthnicFoodsAisle.com have decided that this site needs a blog section. So we are going to make it happen. For you. Our shoppers. That’s just how we do.

What is the blog gonna be about? Good question, but please hold all questions until the end of our session. That being said, we have some ideas. We’ll talk about projects we are working on. Entertainment we have consumed. Deep philosophical pursuits. Cat photos…

Basically, we are gonna write whatever we darn well please. Which is usually what blogs are about.

So, I will start things off. I have started working on my first full, complete, and actual attempt at a fantasy novel. I am excited and nervous about it. A lot to consider and a lot of unknowns. I actually, recently found a resource that I’ve found to be quite helpful. All you new writers out there who don’t know about www.writingexcuses.com should go check it out posthaste. This podcast has awakened me to many things I had not considered and given me  tons of motivation while at the same time scaring the crap out of me by alerting me to the nature of the tremendous undertaking I have begun. Either way, check it out.

As far as entertainment, I just finished reading the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Great books. The author is actually a host on Writing Excuses. That and his work finishing up the Wheel of Time series led me to check out some of his other work. I highly recommend it.

I’m probably gonna end this post here. In fact, I will end it here. Deal with it. In the future, these posts will be less general and thusly more specific, but I wanted to get things started and give our shoppers a hearty hello and a little taste of what will be coming to internet shelves near you. As always, thank you for shopping with us.

-Matthew

Currently Reading: The Way of Kings: Book 1 of the Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson

Looking Forward To: IRON MAN 3!!!