As some of you may have noticed, I've been slow at posting/responding the last few weeks.
But I have a reason!
I have been putting off writing this post because it meant admitting things, some of which may not seem entirely good for my readers. However, I thought I owed it to you all to explain what's going on in my life and why I might continue to be slow for awhile.
Okay, so as some of you may have seen, I have been battling with my muse and writing has become increasingly difficult for me lately. I won't go into the reason why, but I haven't written anything new in about 3 months. I've known I've been needing a change--or something else in my life--for awhile now, so in September I enrolled at a university to study for a degree. I've been thinking about returning to education (after deferring for a few years to focus on writing) for awhile, but it just so happened I caught the deadlines right before they expired. I made a quick decision to enrol, and within a matter of weeks I was studying. This is why you've never seen a post about this before now.
It was very much a rash decision to dive in at that moment, but it was no means rash in considering what I was studying. A BA in Arts & Humanities (specialising in English Language and History) for those who are interested. As like I said, I've been mulling this over for awhile.
Anyway, you're probably wondering why this is relevant.
Well, it means I'm going to be cutting back on the number of releases and books I write over the next three to four years.
Or at least that's my intention.
So far, starting my studies has only revived my love of writing and since my degree began I've found myself writing a new standalone and Chequered Flag 4.
Although, I will not be sharing these projects for awhile.
Most of you are probably used to me releasing a minimum of 3 books a year. However, right now this is looking unlikely to continue while I get my degree in order.
I AM NOT QUITTING.
I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE
I WILL STILL BE WRITING/ONLINE.
Just maybe a little slower.
I am aiming for one book a year and any more will be a bonus.
Here's what the rest of the year and 2017 looks like so far.
* Nov 4th - 6th: Virtually There Book Fest (visit the event here)
* Dec 5th: Stolen Breath releases (pre-orer for 0.99 here)
* Oct - Dec: I'm hoping to re-release False Finder by the end of the year although this isn't a guarantee. I'm currently doing a major re-edit.
* January 28th: Indie Pop Up Signing: Birmingham (tickets)
* August 24th: Chapter Con, London (tickets)
2017 is very much open to what I intent to write/publish. For now, I won't be tying myself to schedules or deadlines until I have been studying for more than a week and have got a better grasp on my workload.
You'll have to keep checking my sites to find out about new releases. ;-)
Anyway, I hope you all bear with me. This degree is important to following another dream of mine (which will remain a secret for now), so I have to put it first until I understand things better.