You must be wondering where I’ve been and what I’m up to. I’d love to say that I’m in my writing cave or that I’m ready to publish another book.
That would be the dream.
The truth is something else.
These days, when I manage around 3K in a week I consider myself lucky. For reference, I used to write 3k in a day.
2017 was an awful year for me, the kind that left a part of me broken and empty. But life moves on and you must go on. And I did. I threw myself in my stories, worked so much I put myself on the brink of a break down.
But all of that is behind the scene.
Now that 2018 comes to an end, I feel like I need to review this year with you.
I published 4 books in 2018 (between January and May), which is twice as much as I’m used to.
I’m proud of my stories this year, proud of the way I keep stretching my comfort zone with my books and characters. I’m also aware that I still have work to do in order to improve and my writing career is nowhere near what I would have hoped.
This is why I have to tell you something I still can’t come to grip with, something that rips my heart out and makes me feel very low.
I won’t be able to publish for a while. Probably a long while.
It feels like a long time ago when I could publish a book and know I would receive enough money in return in order to keep writing and publishing while living a very, very simple life.
The community is changing fast. More authors arrive in our great community and so many books are published every week. Unfortunately, I’m bad at promoting myself and my stories, I don’t necessarily write stories that are compelling enough and as a result, I’m unable to keep publishing.
I will keep writing because that’s who I am; an author. I will publish again, hopefully next year, but I don’t know when or how I’m going to do this. Right now, I’m in dire need of a job, of an income so I must file away the dream I thought I could achieve with enough hard word and faith that I would be able to become the kind of author readers would enjoy and look forward to read. I was very naïve.
Thank you so much for the support I received these past couple of years that made things easier to bear, thank you for your interest in my stories. THANK YOU.
I will stick around and recommend books and share with you some of my digital work. And let’s not forget that while I won’t publish for a while, it doesn’t mean I’m not going to write. I plan on finishing many stories to publish when I finally have enough money to afford it and a job.
I hope you won’t forget me and that you will be around when I publish my next book.