A lot of time has passed since my last blog post—four months. A third of a year!
To tell you the truth, often during the first two months of that time, I wondered myself what was standing between me and updating my blog. I put it down to having too much other (paying) work to do, but that’s only half of the truth.
In mid-December, things came to a head with a health crisis. For days, I could do nothing but lie in bed or on the couch.
Gradually, things got better. I recovered, with a lot of help from my wife, my family, my friends, colleagues and my doctor.
The crisis also convinced me that I needed to reduce stress and remove the things in my life that cause anxiety.
I made some changes in my lifestyle, too, with a focus on physical and mental health. For one, I am exercising at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week.
And I am pleased to say that I have made a lot of progress. In many ways, I feel stronger than before December—which is actually kind of scary, since I know I still have a distance to go.
On the upside, I have made some progress in the projects readers have been waiting for. I have finished two more sections of The Triumph of the Sky (out of seven), which means there is just the last one to go.
There’s going to be a lot of the stuff readers love in this:
- lots of mythology drawn from different, real historical cultures
- magic, witches, monsters and gods
- real historical locations
- the Roman Empire
- real historical weapons
- Javor, the reluctant hero that so many of you love.
I think you’ll like it. I hope so.
What to look forward to
I will get back to blogging and updating you readers regularly, the way I used to. I am also working on a promotion strategy to at least restore my book sales to the slow, but steady stream they had this time last year.
I hope to finish the first draft of Triumph in a month or so. When I do, I will release some previously written, but never published little stories about Javor in 6th– and 7th-century Constantinople. All you have to do to get it is to subscribe to my e-newsletter.
Then, I’ll turn to revising and reissuing Dead Man Lying, a reader favourite from the old Kindle World program. Do you like Vanessa Storm and the Hawaiian Storm series? You’re in for a treat!
I have just finished editing a new thriller for another, bestselling author, and I am looking forward to it coming out soon. I am also looking forward to providing more editing services for fellow authors. After all, I have a 30+ -year career as an editor. So if you’ve written a book and need an editor, check out my editing information.
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