Sorry about the (urk has it really been that long?) fortnight long, unwarned for, hiatus. I will try to get back to posting regularly (and reading everyone else’s posts!) soon.
The short explanation for my disappearance is carpal tunnel syndrome.
The long explanation for my disappearance is that my job and my hopefully-eventually-going-to-be-a-job of writing both take a lot of typing, especially as I challenged myself at the start of the year to complete six first drafts (of different things) this year; one every two months. The challenge is purely there to get me to stop lollygagging and get things done, but because of the carpal tunnel issue I lost a lot of days earlier in the month when I tried to power through it and so, while I could probably have gotten away with writing one or two posts in the last fortnight without causing myself further injury, I neglected to on account of rushing to finish the first draft in my challenge within the set timeframe. As it was, I finished two days late.
I will probably have to cut back from a post every couple of days to one post every four or five days max, both to give my wrist time to recover and because I now have to get on with editing and preparing to self-publish the book (writing advice) as well as start the next draft, do my job, get back into doing this blog, and help a memeber of my family move house. Oh yes, and read two massive – easily a thousand pages each – books for research for my next book’s draft. Oops.
So, again, my apologies for disappearing on everyone – I will try to catch up on everything shortly.
…Also, does anyone have any advice/opinions on which method of self-publishing (like: amazon direct vs createspace vs lulu vs however many others there are) to use? I’m completley new at this and have no idea what I’m doing.