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.