Oh my goodness, I deserve a slap on the wrist (or worse!). It has been far too long since I have posted.
I am going to blame a mixture of working extremely hard at the Day Job, plus spending a lot of time Arting, and also – have just landed a new job. It is not in art or writing, but is in my chosen profession (until Art and Writing take off!) and is a better scenario than current Day Job, which makes me happy! Even better, it is local and the work day ends half an hour earlier than current Day Job, so that will give me more time to write in the evenings. New job kicks off in just over a month, so that is something to look forward to.
I have to confess, a lot of my absence has been simple procrastination. Sometimes it is too much to bear, the thought of the hurdles ahead required to finish this next book, and to build an online presence as a writer. However, this is very telling – I haven’t sold as many books in the last few weeks as I have when being active. My little writing seed is still too small to stand tall on it’s own, it still needs watering and sunlight or it is going to wither. This is definitely the hardest part, getting noticed. But I now have two reviews to my name, and am about to offer copies to more reviewers, and that should get things moving again.
It’s rather hard, this writing gig, especially without an agent. However, this is a great path, it just takes a lot of work.
Still hoping to get Black Cat Chronicles : Fire Walker out in July! It’s looking promising. I am going to be looking for a couple of Beta readers soon, to check the book through and give me initial thoughts. Any takers?
And then, onto finishing the next one, hopefully December/January. Still torn as to finish “Gravity”(high fantasy) or horror(unnamed, lets call it “The Thing in the Snow” for now). Husband thinks “Thing in the Snow” has more promise, whereas I think “Gravity” will appeal more, looking at the popularity of the genre on Amazon at the moment.
Hmmm. At least it is good to have options!
(an example of why I am not writing…)