So we’re finally coming to the end of the year!
This year has been a very mixed one for me. Professionally, everything has been great – An Inheritance of Magic was released to good early sales, and I wrote and edited Book 2 in the series, An Instruction in Shadow. That book is now with my publishers, and I’m gearing up to start Book 3; if all goes to plan, it should be finished by midsummer of next year.
Outside of my writing, things have been more difficult. I don’t generally talk about my personal life on this blog, but the short version is that I had some family losses in 2022-2023, and most of the past year and a half has been spent dealing with the consequences. It’s led to a situation where my professional career is going great, but I haven’t really been in a position to enjoy it. Unfortunately, this isn’t likely to change any time soon. Perhaps by this time next year things will have stabilised, but perhaps not.
For those who are wondering, this isn’t likely to slow down my writing – more the opposite, if anything. I’m the kind of author who tends to use my writing to work through whatever’s currently preoccupying me, with the result that if I’m going through a difficult time, I’m actually likely to end up spend more time working, rather than less.
In any case, I hope you all have had a good Christmas and that your 2023s have gone well. Next week’s blog post will be some announcements about what I’ve got coming in the next few months, so I’ll see you all in the New Year!