Back By Popular Request

You may be forgiven for thinking that this site, as with so many of my previous sites, has been forgotten and abandoned. Well, I’m pleased to tell you that it hasn’t. So why the long period of silence and nothingness, I hear you ask. Simply put, I just didn’t feel I had much of anything to say. However, as I’ve been getting comments and e-mails asking for an update, here it is…

In the last few months I’ve mostly been doing a lot of reading and a lot of procrastinating. That isn’t to say I haven’t been spending time on my writing; it just means I’ve been spending most of that time on writerly things unrelated to my main project of Faded Skies.

Mostly this has been the result of yet another loss of motivation, mainly brought about by a lengthy bout of apathy and depression. Y’see, I’m on these meds at the moment that have a nasty habit of making me feel like utter crap, and this in turn makes me not want to do anything other than curl up in a ball and let the world pass me by. The good news is that I should only be on them for another few months, and allowing time for them to work their way out of my system I’m pretty confident that by the end of the year I’ll be in a better place and ready for action.

All of that aside, Faded Skies is still being worked upon, albeit at a much reduced rate. I have most of the first draft of the A Pocketful of Secrets reboot finished, along with detailed plot outlines done for the second and third books. I’m still hoping to be in a position to have something out by the end of the year but as I’ve said a few times on this blog, I make no promises.

The other projects I’ve been letting myself get distracted by are a space opera and a high fantasy series, both of which had been in the ‘just an idea’ phase for a long time but which have both now been fleshed out enough for me to call them proper projects. I won’t go into any details just yet other than to say I’m very excited by both projects and hope they prove to be as innovative as I think they are.

And that be that. I’ll sign off with thanks to those interested parties who contacted me to find out why I’d gone quiet and assure you that I’ll try not to leave it another three months before my next update.

2 thoughts on “Back By Popular Request”

  1. I’m relieved to hear that you are still working on your writing. You are very talented, and shouldn’t give up. But I am very sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well, and I hope you have somebody to look after you. If you want a book to cheer you up, read Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut. It’s darkly hilarious.

    1. Thank you for the kind words and compliments. I do have people to help me through the bad times, yes, and thankfully their support has always been strong.

      As for the Vonnegut recommendation I recently read Slaughterhouse Five for the first time and Slapstick is one of the books I have queued up to read, though I’m currently working my way through the Dune saga and want to get them finished before I move on to anything else.

      Thanks again.

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