While it may seem that I have disappeared off of the face of the Earth (I hear good things about Mars…), I assure you it is quite the opposite. Unlike the aforementioned Red Planet, life on Earth is filled with many complexities and complications – all seemingly relentless in their unending quest to monopolize my time.
Does this entry have anything to do with the book I’m writing? No.
Will anyone actually read this post? Possibly.
Life is filled with distractions and hurdles, distractions like Doom or The Last of US are fun (that’s the problem) and addictive ways to spend one’s time, and a convenient way to slow the progress and development of my book even further. Hurdles like not having a charging cable for my laptop – for I detest writing on my desktop PC, make the convenience and joy of writing on a laptop all the more frustrating when I am forced to do so in the clutches of a machine that is a veritable cache of distractions and time-consuming activities.
I haven’t made a blog entry on any of my sites for quite some time now, but have found the new WordPress dashboard/interface quite pleasant and free of distractions, so I guess that’s a win.
Unfortunately, the largest hurdle I’ve encountered this year was my father’s death on the 1st May, and the ensuing avalanche of time-consuming, circular legal crap that I am left to deal with hasn’t made it any easier either. Having lost my mother in 2014, loss of a loved one is a feeling I’ve become oddly accustomed to as the strange, surreal haze of such a profound loss takes up residence in the recesses of my mind, forever threatening to overcome the large walls I’ve put up in an effort to remain functional. Sounds dramatic, but it’s about the best way that I can articulate it.
I’ve been watching a number of documentaries on J.K. Rowling, which has provided considerable inspiration for me to wrap this book up and get it to publishers as soon as possible. Though make no mistake, I am under no illusion that my book will be anywhere close to the brilliance of her work…I just wish to be an author because writing makes me happy.
At any rate, I will hopefully be making more frequent updates on this blog and the various others I have, unfortunately my day job does demand a considerable amount of my time although I do have a few observational pieces bouncing around my brain, as well as a short story that I’d like to get out soon so it’s all a matter of time-management I suppose.