So 12 months as a published author have come and gone. I am still trying to find the time to sit and write at the moment (hence the time since my last post), but life is getting back under control and I can still feel the spark of my muse just patiently waiting for me to come back to her.
I have a bit of an idea how to celebrate a year of being published with my readers, but it may take another few days for me to get everything in order, so I won’t give anything away just yet.
To give a little bit of detail on why I’m not getting much writing in at the moment, I have had to write 200,000+ words of technical manual in the last 6 months. Feedback on it has been great (yes, a single manual of that length), as has a sister manual which shares much of the content, but is 260,000+ words, which I wrote at the same time. Both manuals are specialised internal documents which will never see the light of day outside the organisation that wants them, but at least those who have picked them up so far have absolutely loved them.
To create the manuals around 1 - 1.5 million words had to be read, understood and condensed. The effort didn’t end there, as a full training course (2 & 4 weeks, respectively) had to be created to go along with the manuals, and to be completed within the 6 month window.
The first course starts soon, and that makes for a huge load of effort off my shoulders and I can go back to doing what I love - writing quality erotica for my readers.
It does go some way to explain why every time I sat down to write for my fans, I was so exhausted I couldn’t do anything at all.
I am amazed at just what the human mind can do when it is focussed (somewhat excessively) on a single task.
I will be taking a bit of a rest from it and will be launching back into my writing once it’s all said and done.
I would also like to thank Dmitry Pavlov
for permission to use some of his imagery with my site and book covers. You can see a selected sample alongside this post, and there are likely to be plenty of fantastic works of his that you will see as part of my book covers and posts in coming weeks and months.