I’ve not been very active on this blog recently due to – guess what – being busy in the real world. The Creative Writing teaching is taking off, and I’ve also been writing content for a well-known and much-loved video game. It’s been amazing work, and I’d love to share some of what I’ve done, but the games industry is understandably cagey about details of games getting out before their official release, so I’ll not say more, on pain of lawyers.
That particular contract has now come to an end, and I’m currently in one of those transitional mental spaces, a change reflected by the sense of imminent autumn in the world outside. Not that I’m expecting to be bored as the days get darker and colder. I’ve got plenty on my to do list, including a commissioned novella I’m really looking forward to writing, a chance to revise Shadowlands which – I now realise after having set it aside for a while – still needs a lot of work, and a self-imposed deadline for recording more stories for my lovely Patreon supporters to listen to on the cold winter nights (I record in a makeshift studio in my house, and any appliance/utility noises may show up on the recording; as this includes the central heating, I can only record when the weather’s not too cold, as otherwise the sound of my teeth chattering will ruin the session).
I’ve got a couple of writing-related bits of news, both still to be confirmed, but when I do you’ll hear them here first. And then there’s the non-writing stuff, like Project Declutter, which I will document via Twitter (with pictures). So, as the days shorten I promise to be more active online; watch this space, as they say. I’ll make sure I put stuff in it.