Friday, December 8, 2017
When the going gets tough
I often receive comments, e-mails, complaints, etc. from fans of my books, asking when the next in a series is coming out, or why I take so long between books, or whatever. I do my best to answer them, but it's hard because they simply don't understand my circumstances, which aren't the greatest in the world as far as creativity is concerned. A number of other writers have their own problems, too. I've noticed more and more complaints about lack of time, lack of progress, lack of anything and everything that they need to succeed.
I therefore decided it was time to address the issue head-on. I've done so over at Mad Genius Club this morning, in an extended article looking at my current situation, the challenges I'm facing, and what I'm doing about them. If you've wondered why I'm not producing books fast enough to meet your expectations, you'll find much of the answer over there. Please click over there and read it for yourself.
I'm not holding myself up as any sort of shining example, or looking for sympathy. Life happens. I'm doing my best to cope with it (and to stop it happening even harder, in some circumstances!). We all are. I'm very grateful for all my blessings, and I'll continue to try to meet your expectations. Please be patient with me when I don't. There are good reasons for it.