As the length of time between releases deepens I always begin to get twitchy. As I face the fact that K’Barthan 3 will not be out for Christmas, indeed, is unlikely to be out by Christmas NEXT year, I am close to a major freak.
Reading this and the reblogged post it contained made me feel better. Hats off to Mr Vernon for sharing some heartening stats and some sage advice. I may put the brakes on and start writing other stuff alongside my big stuff. Because I’m not really a one trick pony, which is one of the things that is making it so hard.
And on the back of that, this one, too…. Bottom-Dwelling E-book Authors RISE UP!!!. Oh how I aspire to sales like Frank’s.
So at last I’ve got the message. And the message is: chill. Quite easy that, today, here. It’s brass monkey’s.*
Sorry everyone, but One Man: No Plan is not going to happen in a hurry. But that’s because I want it to be good. And I’m sure both of you (and the dog) would rather wait and read something that’s the best thing I can write, rather than the quickest.
Yeh, I’ve just binned an entire plotline: 50,000 words, which is what I mean about it taking a while. Phnark.
Onwards and upwards.
* Yeh, I know, it looks odd but that apostrophe is right because the full phrase is cold enough to freeze a brass monkey’s balls off.