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Blog Hiatus Apology

I just realised that it’s probably ben about a month since I posted anything. I am so sorry about that. I’ve been running around like decapitated poultry trying to get ready for Armageddon this year. I – and another indie writer – will have a small stall at Armageddon Wellington (June 3-5, I think). I’m also still trying to get a youtube channel, zazzle store, and possibly a patreon started, trying to write my next book, and trying not to drown in my day job (it’s the end/start of a financial year, so I’m busy – that being said, I’m living proof that Yes Writers CAN Do Math and I really hate the “But I’m a writer, so I can’t do math and no one should point out the timeline flaws in my work” excuse some people use – but that’s beside the point).

The point is both that I’m sorry I suddenly went quiet, if there’s anyone who was disappointed by that, and also that I’m probably not going to be posting as often anymore, because I just don’t have enough time.

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Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Administrative


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Blog Hiatus Apology (05/06/16)

I apologise for the (urk) eighteen day hiatus that I took without warning and will probably be continuing for about a week (don’t trust me on that). Blame goes to the anxiety issues the blog’s been causing lately, the carpal tunnel that likes to attack at the worst possible times, and the fact that I was struggling to complete and edit my first book (writing advice) in hopes of joining fellow indie authors with a stall at a major convention near where I live. Unsurprisingly, I was neither able to get the book ready (let alone printed and stock delivered) nor keep to my (rough) blogging schedule.

Give me a while. I assure you I will be back to this blogs (no matter how much you might wish otherwise).

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Posted by on June 5, 2016 in Administrative


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Blog Hiatus Apology

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.

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Posted by on March 3, 2016 in Administrative


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