It’s entirely possible that you noticed complete radio silence from me for the last couple of months. There are pretty good reasons for that. My daughter got sick, Kat got sick, I got sick, Kat got sick again, I got a job with a shift exactly opposite to Kat’s shift and had to readjust my sleep schedule to night shift, and . . . I don’t know, it’s all kind of fuzzy now. I blame sleep deprivation.
Anyway, a quick writing update: Due to the aforementioned, I’m not where I hoped to be in Derelict. That’s okay though, because around the turn of the year I had some really good ideas for it. Ideas of the sort that work really well with the world and framework I have in the story, but pretty much require it to be a very different book. So, I’m doing what I should have done a long time ago: putting Derelict on the back burner, and working on something else as my primary writing project. Conventional wisdom is that if you have a book you’ve been working on half your life, you should stick it in a drawer and move on to the next one, and then maybe come back once you have a few finished books under your belt. I’ve resisted this, and to be fair it’s not universally true – see Patrick Rothfuss – but it really is good advice. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit fed up with Derelict at the moment, anyway.
So, for the time being, Derelict is on the back burner, and I’m making Zosias my primary writing project.
Right, that about covers it for now. Current music: A Thousand Miles, by Vanessa Carlton. Er, no, now it’s Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Daisukki, by Mini Mori. For future reference, these songs do not pair well. Also, wtf is the latter doing in my playlist or, you know, on my computer? Sometimes listening to old music collections is dangerous.