New Work Crossroads

New Work Crossroads

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Random | 4 comments

I’m having a bit of a trouble lately. I came back from holidays on Monday, after a very long hiatus from the blog, social media, and writing in general. Life got crazy and so I took a break from everything. Now I’m slowly getting back into things, and it’s a lot more difficult than I imagined. The social media aspect of things isn’t so much of an issue, but what to write is. Prior to my break, I’d been working on the first book in The Nova Chronicles. Since then though, I haven’t had the direction and focus to keep working on the piece, so I’ve set it aside for now. I jump back into it and work on some of the chapters I’ve already written from time to time, but I haven’t added any new content. Instead, I’ve been working on new projects…err, kind of.

The thing is, my focus is non-existent right now. My mind wanders, imagination takes random leaps, and I seem to be having trouble moving forward with anything. I’ve written close to 5k words this week, but it’s been spread out between three or more projects, all of which I’ve started and stopped with the exception of one. That one seems to be the one that has captured my attention the most, and so I’m trying to work with it, but that is proving difficult too. With life having been turned upside down, I know my focus is elsewhere and it will take some time to get it back, but it’s not easy to accept. I’m trying very hard, as I want to have my next book out this Fall, but so far I’m moving one step forward, half a step back. In other words, things are moving slowly. This is all to say that there is a new book coming, I’m just not certain which book that will be. All the projects that I’m currently starting and stopping all work within the Fantasy genre, as that’s the slice of pie I love the most, I just haven’t been able to determine which one will make it out alive. Nova, or one of these new  stories being put together.

Since I promised to be updating the blog more regularly, but haven’t managed to do that, I thought I’d give you an update on what’s been going on. I try not to blog unless I have something to say, but sometimes I think you just need to write out what’s going on in your head in order to help remove the obstacles. Whether anyone reads that jumble of words is neither here nor their, but at least it’s out of your mind and somewhere else. I did manage over 2k words yesterday so that was a positive step forward, but today is proving to be less of a success. The good news is, there is plenty of day left to accomplish something.

Here’s to hoping you’ve had a great week, and to a fantastic upcoming weekend!