It’s been awhile, I know.
This is some author-life blah-blah stuff to explain why I’ve been quiet for those who are interested. If you’re just here for the good stuff: info about stories, characters, how or why I write, feel free to skip on by.
So as you may know, my main publisher closed up shop in January 2017. I’d been living on just my writing (my wife and I split the bills, neither of us can manage all the bills alone) for years at that point. When Samhain closed, it meant I wasn’t getting my usual monthly income. Instead of some seasonal work, I had to get a part time job.
The job I applied for sounded perfect. According to the friend who recommended me for the job (who was leaving the job due to leaving the area), I’d get tons of writing and marketing done since I would be staffing an infrequently used writing/computer center for a local college.
Yay! I got the job. The worst of my financial woes are over.
(There’s always a but, isn’t there?)
Changes were made to the job as soon as I started. I’m now a very busy academic writing tutor.
Sorry. I love puns.
And I love my new job. I love teaching writing, and I love working one-on-one with students who want to get better. But it’s taken me awhile to get used to the energy drain of teaching again. I’ve had to rework my writing schedule and habits. That’s taken me much more time than I expected.
So that’s it. That’s the whole reason I’ve been so quiet in the writing world. Yeah, the news is an endless shitstorm so I take social media breaks and that’s part of it, too, but the writing slow-down is due to needing money to live on and not earning enough from sales. Now I have two jobs, both of which I love doing. I just have to find a better balance.
We now return you to random posts on other things.