Who I am

Let me tell you who I am. I've been blogging for over three years. I started my original blog soon after losing my wife and daughter. Time passed. I remarried 15 months later to a woman I refer to in this blog as Marathon Girl. We have one son and are expecting another in October.

There are several reasons why I've decided to move.

The first is that my original blog has lost its focus. Issues involved with my first wife or issues that come up that deal with being married to a widower have, for the most part, diminished.

Secondly, I've been working on a book, Running Forward, for almost two years. I completed a draft of the book last fall. Though several agents expressed interest, none accepted. Currently I am working on a final rewrite. My goal is to have it completed by the end of August and make one final push to have it published. If no one takes any interest in it, I'll publish it a little at a time in this blog or on my website. I am hoping that this blog will serve as a good repository to flush out frustrations associated with writing it.

Finally, after owning abelkeogh.com for five years, I'm ready to do something with it. I'm looking to turn it into a repository of writings, thoughts, and a marketing tool for my book (if it's ever published.) The fact that I can make this blog part of my website was the final reason I decided to move.

Crossing my fingers that all goes according to plan.