Morning, everyone. I’m sorry for being away for so long. I assure you I’m still alive!
Early this year, I went on hiatus. I didn’t realize I would be putting my writing career on hold for so long. I thought I’d be back straight after the summer. If I haven’t mentioned it yet, I was on a paid internship for eight weeks out of the summer. It was much-needed income for me. I’ve been broke forever 😛 but it gets harder every year.
As I’ve said before, I didn’t become a fiction author for money. Sure, it’d be nice to make a good income working only for myself. Unfortunately, with my limited resources I’ve never been able to afford editing services or advertising. I still kept on writing, though, because I like it. I haven’t come up with lots of ideas lately, but the ones I do have are pretty great. I have an idea for a romance involving a contract killer, and another with a girl who has special powers. There’s also Project Obsidian…
About that last one, I’m officially canceling it. I’m not saying I won’t ever finish it. I’m just putting it away for now. It’s a large project, much larger than any I’ve tackled before. Think of handling a book with a cast like Criminal Minds or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s not easy managing so many main characters in one book. Canceling Project Obsidian also lets me go into retirement. Yes, I’ll stop writing for the time being. I’m not getting any younger, and I really need to get a steady job if I want to continue spending time writing books. Time’s just passing really fast. I could turn 30 before I know it.
I’ve done some accomplishments this year, at least. My level of French is now pretty advanced. I can understand it really well, to the point that I just read my first book in French (Les lecteurs de pensée by Dima Zales). I understood at least 80% of it. I also took an online French level test, and it appears I’m at B1 and closely approaching B2. That’s awesome for me. I still don’t have much practice speaking, but my comprehension level is advanced.
So, this is it. I’m putting away my pen indefinitely. I really hope I come back sooner rather than later. Writing books was something I really enjoyed. I’ll see what time brings. Au revoir!