When I started my break in March, I already had plans for how to fill the extra time. The Candle and Quill section of the website was put up, I got on top of releases, and even found time to work on A Man Named Zephyr. Things were looking good, and I was ready to pick things up come April.
What is it they say about the best laid plans?
It always starts with a break
Sitting next to me right now is a pile of papers. Within this pile is the table of contents for issue 06 of the Candle and Quill, along with several pages of plot outlines. I had just started work on the first story when things suddenly ground to a halt. It was news. Life changing news. The kind of news that waits until everything is planned out to announce itself. The kind that always seems to happen when you break momentum.
Said news means the time I have for writing will be at a premium. It will be this way for the foreseeable future. No matter which way I look at things, there is simply no time for all of my current projects. As much as it pains me to say, if I hope to finish anything, I’m going to have to consolidate things.
Given the amount of time that the Candle and Quill takes per issue, it will be the first project put on hold. In its place, I will be devoting all of my free time to the second volume of the Gemsong Saga series.
While I have enjoyed working on the Candle and Quill, sales are not high enough to justify the amount of time spent on it. If that were to somehow change, who knows? Regardless, I might try and push out issue 06 at some point in the future. I’d like to tie up loose ends, especially for the Opal Lagoon Novella.