The real problem is that once you get out of the habit of publishing it’s very difficult indeed to get back into that habit. Just writing stuff and then moving on to the next exciting thing is so much more fun. Probably part of the problem is a lack of audience, it’s not like anyone is clamouring for my next thing. I get the same feedback from writing something and setting it aside as I do from writing something and releasing it. This makes it difficult to put energy into publishing.
Energy. Yes. I don’t have much of that stuff. When I do have some, and the choice is between writing and not-writing, generally speaking not-writing doesn’t have much of a chance.
But anyway. It is important to publish. To judge a thing finished and release it into the wild. I’ve got quite a few things ready to shove out of the nest. Treasure Guardians, Bright Battle Story, Death Theory, this new exciting thing called Remember When Things Weren’t Broken, plus there’s the next book in the Charlotte Powers universe. It’s about monsters, and also giant ants.
Enough blathering, let’s make some promises. Seeing as we’re almost in February already I thought that’d be a good month in which to start doing stuff. I’m not sure how I’ll go about it, but I’ll probably start with the episodic stuff. Bright Battle Story: Tactics Heart, and Death Theory. Then probably Treasure Guardians, the book I wrote with my daughters. It’s pretty good. They had some wild ideas. Neon Bug City (the Charlotte Powers thing) needs more time, but maybe March or April for that one. Could be longer. Remember When Things Weren’t Broken I’ll probably just put out as I write it, I feel like it’s that sort of story and I need a bit of a shake up in that area.
Okay! So. That’s me. How have you been?