With the launch of the new site look and feel, I’m keen to make sure I post on the journal far more often. Hold me to it by sending irritating emails if I don’t but I think I should be posting a couple of times a week at least.
Everything seems to be happening at the moment, by the way. I’m well behind on the new book but I have to say that I’m always this way around about now. Submission deadline isn’t until end of November but I need to be aware of what I still have to do now as time has a habit of passing horribly quickly.
I can put the backlog down to many things… mainly it’s about writing something totally new and different. New characters, names, countries, systems, plots… everything. The Raven are being rested but I had no idea how hard it would be to get lost in the new world. I should have seen it of course. After all, I’ve written nothing but The Raven for the past six years so it stands to reason it’ll be tough to change tack.
I gave up work too, as you know. And more time, I’ve found, means more distractions as well as the potential to be able to write far more, research far more and revise far more. I am doing all those latter three but that doesn’t stop the mind wondering and the discipline failing from time to time.
And I fell in love. Soppy but great yet it takes a grat deal of the time I’d have spent writing. I’ll take being happier any day but again, it was a change of life and routine I hadn’t counted upon and didn’t realise would bring with it the challenges it has.
There’s more but I shan’t bore people with it… suffice to say that life has turned absolutely upside down in the past twelve months. Still, despite the stress I’m beginning to feel grow day by day, I rather like being this new way up…