So yeah it's been the worst year of my life for me, creatively. I have sucked as a writer. Raising a puppy just saps all your time and energy and patience and cash and sanity. Be thankful it isn't like raising a kid or I'd be gone 18 years. I feel like a marathon runner who's been bed bound for 9 months and keeps trying to work up to running another marathon by just jumping out of bed one day and doing it. You can guess how that ends.
So it made me think about how my writing is going and what's going to be the best approach to get me back to writing fitness. I don't stop thinking about writing, I don't stop wanting to write, but all I want to write and get out there for you guys is Bump In The Night. I'm totally log-jammed for anything else. I hate it when I follow an author and a series stalls and they start releasing other stuff and then that series NEVER EVER GETS DONE. Yet, it often follows that for a successful writer it's a great strategy to keep a few projects on the go, so whenever you get stuck, you don't stop writing, you just write something different. Writing is like a muscle, use it or lose it, it's really important to keep in practice, keep it a habit. I've been sucking at that.
I want to make you guys a proposal and a promise. I'm going to start writing and releasing other stuff that's been spinning round my head, before I go stir-crazy. Short stories, tid-bits, teasers, snippets, vignettes, and so on. This is how I'll restore my writing habit, and this is how I'll get Bump In The Night out the door. As a bonus you get to see a lot more varied content from me. That is my proposal. My promise is, I'm not abandoning Bump In The Night. I won't stop until it's done. It won't be out straight away, you'll see other submissions from me first. But this way you'll see it faster. So, I hope all of you are able to keep the faith, and enjoy the other things, and all the while be safe in the knowledge it's all stoking the fires of Bump In The Night and getting that written too. Watch this space :)
(Oh and not all of this other writing will appear here as Inkbunny won't allow human/animal sex scenes)
6 years, 3 months ago
10 Feb 2013 23:45 CET