2017?! Yikes!

Greetings all! It’s been a while. It seems like 2015 was just the warm-up lap. Think that went fast? Watch 2016 fly by!

What of note happened in 2016… It’s like when you’re asked to note down all the parts of your job. It actually takes effort to think of it all. One of Gandalf’s first lines in ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ had it right:

“Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as it has… full of its own comings and goings…”

So yeah, nothing terribly exciting happened. Work, family life, a season of rugby that was nowhere near as successful as the one two years before, signed back up to the gym almost immediately afterwards…

Writing, you say?

There was plenty of that… for 6 months. The second half of the year was a big block of nothing, while the first half was fighting to make True Love’s Last Kiss the right length. Initially it was seven chapters, then it became ten, then twenty, then eighteen… then I lost the thumb drive that had it all, and lost a year and a half of work. Feeling a bit dumb about that is the understatement of the decade, but what can you do? It can be salvaged from submissions to my writers’ group.

So, priority #1 is find a way to finish True Love’s Last Kiss. That means re-instilling some of the self-discipline that has fallen by the wayside. After that, possibly start Book 2 in the series, maybe go Monty Python and opt for something completely different.

Yes, actually post something of consequence on this page, which has been terribly neglected for two whole years. Make it part of the discipline re-instillation program.

Let’s see how we go with those aims. I hope your 2017’s are going well thus far, and that you’re on your way to chasing down your resolutions, hopes and dreams =)

New England @ Atlanta for SB51 😉


5 responses

  1. You’re not the only one who’s been remiss in posting! I only recently (as of Jan 5 or so of 2017) started, after doing almost nothing for a whole year! Glad to see you back. I hope you intend to start the whole “TL’sLK” post again, to make it a little easier to start back at the beginning, or something (it’s been a while, and I’d like to see it again). Keep working!

  2. Dude! So sorry to hear about you losing some of your work. Full-on nightmare. However, I have every faith you can pull it together. If the book in you just has to be written you’ll do it over again just to make sure it gets out there!

    Wanted to thank you again for help with Silence. Halfway through the final edit, using your comments and checks, and it’s going to be so much stronger for this.

    1. Yeah, wasn’t impressed (slight understatement) =(

      Glad my feedback/edit is proving useful to any degree =)

  3. Can’t imagine how you felt after losing the thumb drive, good to see you back though, it’s been too long.

    1. Cheers Ste.

      Wasn’t happy, but it can be salvaged thankfully =)

      The age-old writer’s problem – what do I have to say about anything, and what does my opinion on anything matter? It is shaped only by my experiences, which are neither universal nor unbiased. Two words pretty much sum up my opinion of the world – play nice =)

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