Plans for November…and Beyond

Greetings all. I’m rather late on my monthly update, for which I apologize. In fact, I only just now realized I never did an update for October! However, there has been a lot going on.

October was a very long, full month. It started with a little excursion to Tulsa, followed by many weeks of planning and hard work. On the creative side, I managed to do quite a bit of editing/reviewing, a little translation work, and that’s about it. No new projects begun or plotted for the future.

In November and beyond, things will be a bit different. The fact is, recent developments have led me to sort through my priorities in life, and I find that some things that seemed important before have had to take a back seat. What does this mean for my writing and publishing? Nothing new: I’ll continue with my efforts to produce new, higher quality material in future as ever I have. However, my productivity has slowed significantly in the last few months, as some of you may have noticed. I have so many things going at one time that it’s hard to give any one of them the focus needed to see it through to completion. I am stretched to the limit and beyond.

Therefore, I must regretfully announce that the next Knights of Aralia book will not be coming out this year as I had hoped. There is just too much to fix. Hopefully sometime in 2024 it will be ready. When in 2024, I don’t know, but that is the goal for now. Other projects, such as my translations or the much delayed third Sauragia book are so far from coming to fruition right now that I daren’t even guess when they’ll be ready. I could rush them out to meet made up deadlines like I did in previous years, but that is not the recipe for putting out the long-lasting, quality work that I aspire to. They will be ready when they’re ready, and not a moment before.

So, while I will continue to give my monthly updates, and I will probably be attending some live events in the coming year, don’t look for too much new out of me for a while. I need some time to think and seriously reorganize if I am to take this whole writing endeavor to the next level like I want. Thanks, and have a blessed day.

Published by J. S. Allen

J. S. Allen is a writer, linguist, historian, and nature-lover from Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of the young adult series Sauragia and Knights of Aralia, as well as the 'Woodland Tales' anthology for children. Several of his shorter works have also appeared in various print and online periodicals over the years. In between writing and publishing, he likes to draw, spend long hours outdoors, and read. His favorite authors include M. I. McAllister, Brian Jacques, and Alexandre Dumas.

2 thoughts on “Plans for November…and Beyond

  1. By all means, please wait until you are happy with the final draft. We are spoiled by the quality of your previous work and look forward to your third one.
    J. Lucas in Clovis, CA

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