Long time no see. I’ve missed this blog and I’ve missed you all, I’ve just been going through an actual metric ton of work related things which has really eaten into my writing time. My whole schedule got put out of whack and with five projects on the go I found myself burning out.
So, now that I’ve got some quiet time, I figured I’d sit down and reassess my plans. I’m still working hard on Pirates of Time, and the Dreamstealer and Excalibur Chronicles. I’ve also added Tales From Below to my growing WIP list. Seems like the work is never ending, but I’ve got some software now (hello Aeon Timeline 2!) and I’ve got some maps I’m working on for Dreamstealer. Which are going to look incredible on my wall and in the books when they’re done.
The main problem I’m finding is that with each new project comes a whole slew of issues that I might not have thought about. TFB is proving to be a whole different kettle of fish, with exploration of Lovecraftian themes and a twist on a traditional fairytale about good and evil. My characters all despise each other and its all I can do to try and get one of them to do something useful! Ugh. This is my attempt at trying to do something different and instead all my brain can think about is new sci-fi plotlines that I can only write down and not fully explore.
Doesn’t actually help that it is literally sweltering here in the land of Oz, or as my friends lovingly call it, Ovenville.
At the very least I’ve managed to extricate some old books from my shelves, they’re off across the seas and into lifeline to go to new homes. I will miss them dearly.
I should get back to writing this weekly. Its happening.