Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This is why:

Another year draws to a close. I’m not generally given to philosophical discourse (not here, although I’m known to get quite animated at gatherings of friends!), but I thought I’d say a few words.
2010 has been a year of highs and lows. The flow of change has wreaked havoc with my ability to write, while the periods of waiting has stifled my creativity. This has reflected in blog posts also, as well as a lack of attention to my Facebook Page. Without going into detail and boring you with the tale, allow me to briefly explain that my family and I moved down to New Zealand...and the paperwork has been a nightmare! Very hard to give all one’s attention to a manuscript or social interaction when one waits for a permit!
Still, I did manage the technical side of crafting Tales from the Path of Shades for upload on Smashwords. And that deserves a pat on the back, even if only from me, myself and I! Here’s to a fantastical 2011 that allows me not only to market my work, but also to delve the realms of new work. And watch this space for uploads of more Tales (yes, those are done, just need tweaking for ebook format).
I guess I’m saying it’s been a hard year, but despite it this writer hasn’t surrendered. In fact some of my best chapters were written under immense stress (I know every writer can identify with that!) and I certainly haven’t run out of ideas.
I don’t usually talk about myself- I prefer talking about my work in these spaces- and yet I have to admit this year has forced work and personality into a greater symbiosis. Lessons have been learned and thus I enter 2011 with new insights...and hope you will join me on the journey!
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