Like a happy promise to myself

Photo by Rutger GeleijnseFebruary and March were hell. Unbearable pain without relief. Lots of you already know this from FB and Twitter and Instagram so I won’t bore anyone, but it was hell and I’m very glad I’m through it. In recovery from that now, which involves 20 hours a day in bed and 16 of them uncomfortably unconscious. No writing as such, but the heartening thing is that this past week or so my creative button is pressing itself on three different projects.

I’m also heartened, ish, in an odd way, about being frustrated suddenly that I haven’t been able to do a minute of preparation on either of the two books I intend to release this year. All ducks are lined up except for the pre-formatting work. You know, tidying everything up before I send them to be professionaly formatted. That’s still a mountain too high in my current state of health, but the fact that I’m suddenly itching to get it done is like a happy promise.

But mostly what I want to do is decide which one of two SF novels I want to write this year, and dive enthusiastically into that story. Keep jumping back and forth from one to the other. I expect I’ll know the answer when I realise that I’m writing one of them. 🙂

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9 Responses to Like a happy promise to myself

  1. Ashe Elton Parker says:

    David, I’m so glad things have improved for you to the level that your creative urges have resurfaced. Good luck with your decision, I’m sure you’ll have fun writing whichever book you choose!

    • Thank you, Ashe! My choice is between an action packed space opera and a dark angsty alternative history, so I expect the decision will be straightforward when its time comes.

  2. Margaret says:

    Hugs on the horrible, but yes, once the creative brain wakes up, you’ve started the uphill climb. Enjoy whichever you choose.

  3. This is very good news. <3

  4. Your incredible drive makes me ashamed. Good for you and may all of your book endevors be incredibily successful. (since there’s no word correction, please ignore all of these misspellings)

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