Right. That settles it.
I’ve been depressingly lax on the blogging front for too long. Most of it has been as a result of a few life-related ups and downs, but it’s also been thanks to a gigantic spell of work that’s showing no signs of slowing down. Occasionally my life gets like this– everything snowballs into everything else, until the resulting avalanche carries me off down the mountainside. I’ve spent most of this week getting a massive number of reviews out of the way, more are incoming, and I’ve now got four days of subbing next week which is (a) fantastic news and (b) guarenteeing I’ll get very little work down on the novel.
Oh, yes. The novel. I’m at the stage where I’ve got to do a major bit of surgery (essentially removing some very clunky writing and a bit of a slump in the middle). I’ve got to hack the very middle of the book out, and then make sure that I can still make everything fit together. It’d be nice if I could just sit down and start getting all the rewriting done on the final draft (for, it is about that time…) but it’s not quite there yet, and I’ve got to get it structurally sound.
On top of everything else, I’m getting nervous about what I’m going to do next. My teen novel Flipside may be resurrected very soon, but I’ve also got a plan to revive a series I worked on a very long time ago. The worrying thing is, however, there’s no way I can clear a signifcant amount of time in the next couple of months. I’m going to have to figure out (at long last) a way of making my life work while writing in small chunks. If I don’t, I’m never going to get myself started.
There will be regular updates. I’m not letting myself get out of that. Plus, there will be more TV Eye action incoming.
I guess, if I want this blog to be entertaining to read, rather than a litany of everything that’s getting me down, there’s only one way of doing it.