Thought of the Week: Slowing Down to Speed Up

Well, dear friends: we are over halfway through the year, and we’ve talked about a lot of things. We talked about the incomprehensibility of children, about why sleeping is generally a good idea, and how it sucks to be a drummer. We looked at a lizard that shoots blood from its eyes, and learned that Margaret Thatcher was a chemist. We’ve enjoyed over 80 beautiful, ugly and inane photos. And through all of that, I’ve been madly scrabbling away in the background trying to make it all happen whilst at the same time coping with my rather under par brain functions.

There are a few things I haven’t got done, though; one of them (two of them) is (are) The Redemption of Erâth. I had really, really hoped to have the first book out by now, and though it’s coming close, it’s just not quite there yet. I’ve also stagnated on book two for several months now, having abandoned it at chapter 9. I re-read it recently, and it’s good – better than the first book, I think – but I need the time to continue working on it.

And that’s what it really boils down to: time. If I were free of the various mental instabilities that delight in coursing through my brain like acid eating away at my synapses, I’d probably be laughing, saying, “What are you talking about? Give me more to do!” Sadly this isn’t the case. I’ve come to the realization that, in order to continue with my books and make the progress that I really wish to make on them, I’m going to have to slow down other areas of my life. Just for the moment.

What does this mean for us? We’re not breaking up – fear not. We might just…see less of each other. Just for a while. You’re still welcome to come around, and we’ll have a lovely chat when you do. Just don’t be disappointed if I seem distracted.

Here’s what’s going to happen: starting now, I’ll be retiring (temporarily, I hope) The Devil’s Details, Movie Night and Poems. I will continue with Thought of the Week and Daily Photos (mainly because these I can set up in advance and autopost on the right day). I may continue with Music I Love, simply because it’s only once a month.

However – the return will hopefully be that I will begin posting new chapters from The Redemption of Erâth: Exile, which should be awfully exciting! This is an eventful time, and Consolation is getting ever closer to true, genuine publication. So bear with me, friends – I’m not going away, I’m just slowing down.

In the meantime, thank you – thank you for your support, your readership and your companionship on this mysterious journey.

We’ll keep talking!

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