A while ago I published my first book – it’s my other book baby and I’m proud of it. But it’s been a while. Overall, people liked what I published (and not just friends and family!) so naturally people tend to ask; when is the next one?
It’s a fair question. I have been asking myself about it too. In truth most of the next book is done, it needs some editing, and it needs a cover. Still, it’s within the finish line. Life just got in the way. Mental health got in the way.
I lost my enthusiasm to write during the pandemic. At first I thought all the extra time would give me so much space for productivity. In reality, I was trying to entertain a toddler who was getting more irritated by the day. We were also bored. It would seem boredom doesn’t do much for my desire to write. I wasn’t doing anything so I had nothing to say. There was no fuel for creativity.
Throughout that time I dabbled in some other projects. I have a good chunk completed for a novel, and another sizable chunk for my Evolved Energy series. Right now I’m giving myself some room to explore new characters and ideas before I revisit older projects. Ideally, I want to look at what I have for this next novella with fresh eyes. I refuse to publish something I’m not feeling excited about. If I don’t feel interested, then I don’t think a reader will.
So the shorter answer is – I don’t know yet, but it is coming soon, and it hasn’t been abandoned. I hope you will love some of the other characters I’ve been spending time with – I hope I can share them in the near future!