It has not escaped my attention that my blog has been a little neglected of late; if you look closely you can probably see some tumbleweed blowing about. Apart from the fact that I kind of lost my writing mojo, there’s no real reason for it. I didn’t even get a review out for the December issue of White Dwarf (which is something I might still do, as much for the sake of completeness as anything).
Now all the pre-crimbo juggling of stuff that needed doing, is done and all the Christmas excess is out of the way, I can put my back into re-establishing a routine and this blog is part of that.
I’m hoping to have a lot to write about, as I have a busy and hopefully exciting year ahead of me. My schedule is quite jam packed.
I have several short stories on the go and I’d like to get them finished soon. One of them was only started last week but there are, I think, three others that were started last year, so I need to finish them before I start anything else.
Next on the list. I finished the first draft of my first book last year and realising how much work it was going to need to get it to anything approaching a finished state, I kicked it off into the long grass. I realise this was an incredibly daft thing to do, as ignoring it for a while isn’t going to make it any easier to sort out when I pluck up the courage to revisit it.
So, I’m going to scoop up all the stuff I need for research and research the heck out of it until I’m capable of putting a bit meat on the bones of the world I’ve built. At the moment, the story is all there, if a little jumbled but everything else is a bit sparse and needs quite a bit of work.
Speaking of work, things are looking up in that regard. Commissions have picked up and I’m finally making some regular money from my commission painting. I’m also looking into taking the plunge with an eBay store, as I’m in a decent enough position to maintain one now; so, fingers crossed in that regard.
Amidst all that I want to fit in some time to paint my own stuff and perhaps even play some games with the fruits of my labour.
I know things won’t go exactly as I want them to over the coming year but I’m hoping that I manage to stick pretty close to that big list of stuff and get some things done.