It’s been a while since I posted a writing update, because I’ve not written much for longer than I care to admit. The main reason has been my commitment to Nexus3, a service to help people find table-top role playing games. However, it’s looking like Nexus3 is a (very) slow burn, and I see no reason to continue developing it until it gains some traction. Nexus3 was never my passionate project, but for more than a year it’s monopolised the precious little time I have outside of work and family commitments. My writing has suffered enormously. My blog has withered to a trickle, I lost all momentum with The Codex of Destiny, and I haven’t published a book since before the pandemic. Failure has weighed heavily upon me, my self-esteem and mental health.
So, time to move on. With the arrival of winter down under, I’ve decided to complete the manuscript I hope will reignite my passion for writing, and lay the foundations of the fantasy series I’ve had stuck in my head for far too many years. I do well with goals, and so I’ll give myself until the end of September to finish a workable first draft. The manuscript, of course, is my long overdue rewrite of The Weaver's Boy, or whatever I decide to call it.
To keep myself honest, I’ll post progress updates, either in this email format, or perhaps even a short, ephemeral video blog like a YouTube short — do let me know what you’d prefer.
The only other bit of news, is that I’m typing this on my recently purchased mechanical keyboard!