It seems that we can be completely focused on a single task to the detriment of all else, and, when that task is complete, suddenly we feel totally drained.
That’s how I feel right now.
The current year is almost half over… Where did the time go?
All I have to do is get past the publication of my next two books, take some time away from writing, and then I should be invigorated. Perhaps COVID will have something to do with it because it will be more of the same, rather than a brave new world, we will be counteracting new surges and variations with resultant isolations, so it will be more of a case of head down, tail up, with nowhere to go, no travel to plan, and not able to go anywhere other than the shops, the doctor or the chemist.
This is despite our fearless leaders telling us that COVID is no longer a problem. Sadly, for people with compromised immune systems, it is, and we are being thrown under the bus for the sake of getting the economy going again. What are a few lives for the greater good, eh?
And for computer programmers who never leave their semi-darkened lair, ordering pizza and Coke, it must have been a Godsend.
Given that I prefer to be at home, working on any number of stories, it usually is for me too.
But, have I been working too hard, and it’s finally got to me. I mean, you can only write so much before the brain starts to fry?
But, at the very least. I have been working on the two novels that needed to be completed, and they are finally there, and other than NaNoWriMo which saw another go through the mill I’m still writing a few pages a night, and another two that I have been working on here and there are now ready for the first edit.
This has all happened to the detriment of my episodic stories, which have lain idle since almost a year ago, but in recent weeks I picked up one or two and wrote two or three more episodes, just to keep it ticking over. Another has five episodes I hope to publish soon. The last I’ve finally finished and I am feeling pleased with myself. My editor has it now.
Something else that pleases me, and is entirely unexpected, is that I have sold a number of copies of my books in the last few months or so. I know I’m not about to be vying for the top of the bestseller list, but it’s still satisfying.