The past year has taken it’s toll on my writing. I’ve been idle for quite some time for various reasons, and I don’t like it. I have the inspiration. The thoughts are there. It’s the motivation that’s been MIA. Whether it’s been the demands of my day job, more of a focus on my health and exercise, or just fatigue and exhaustion from chasing two small humans around and the requirements of caring for a growing family, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where all my energy goes. Now that it seems the Coronavirus pandemic is beginning to wind down, I’m trying to work my way back into writing.
Recently, I participated in my first signing event in over a year. (Thanks a lot COVID.) Getting to meet new readers and sign copies of my books for them was so needed and energizing. I was curious about how I would handle interacting with so many people after the isolation of the past year. To be honest, I was a little worried and hesitant, but it was such a fun event and had a great turnout. I have a couple more tentatively planned for later this summer and fall, and I’m very much looking forward to them.
Currently, I’m helping a couple friends edit their latest novels. First is the latest installment in Christian Scully’s Chronicles of Erika Lorenz series. This one seems to be somewhat of a spin-off, as the main character is Erika’s daughter, Sasha. The story is brutal, and Chris spares his characters no misery. It’ll be a great read once it’s finished, just like his first two books in the series.
After that, I have Christopher Clouser’s latest Marco Flynn mystery novel. I helped review his first book in the series, As the City Burns, and it was incredible. I have high hopes for book two.
After I get that done, I am excited to get back to work on some of my own writing. I have a few ideas for some new upcoming blogs. I would really like to have more in the pipeline for my website, but that well seems to have run mostly dry for the time being. Hopefully as I get back into the swing of things, some good new ideas will come to me.
Lastly, I’m looking forward to getting back to book four in the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club series. I was off to a pretty decent start early in the pandemic last year, but then as that drug on, my priorities shifted. Book four is approximately a quarter finished, so hopefully there will be a good setup for me to get up to speed and back into a good rhythm to wrap up that story.
Beyond that, I have plenty of other ideas for my next project(s), I just have to get back into writing before I get too far ahead of myself. And I’m happy to report, that I’m pumped about the possibilities.
Thank you, that is all.