Yup. The new chapter is up. I’m flyin’ without a net here, since the next chapter’s not finished. Argh.
Being able to write is not just about time. It’s about your mental state as well. Lately, as much as I love Avatar, I haven’t been getting into the head space of the story. Although I’ve gotten some future chapters of Book 2 written — that part is almost a side story in and of itself — and there’s a Conflict story I really love that I occasionally work on. Mostly though, when I’ve been writing, it’s been on this latest book that I want to put out. Damned thing’s like 10 chapters, and I’m not done yet. Sometimes the sex gets in the way, but hey, it’s SUPPOSED to be a sex story, so whatevs.
I did end up going onto facebook, but not under the Dark Pen name. It’s interesting, but I can see why it wouldn’t be overly useful for Dark Pen, since I really have no one to connect to. I suppose that I’ll just use Fetlife for that.
For those of you who keep wondering why I spend time on social websites instead of keeping my nose to the writing grindstone, well, as I said, for me writing is about being in a head space. Currently, this other story seems to be flowing pretty well, so I’m stickin’ with it. Many of you won’t be happy, because it’s a commercial work, but well… that’s where I want to ultimately head.
Additionally, my life has the possibility of really going to shit. What else is new, right? Work is getting tight at work, and the fact that we have so very many managers who are utterly unable to do their job, coupled with the fact that the company itself really only cares about the upper, upper crust of the company personal, things are tough. Of course, they are all over, and I’m glad I’ve had a job for this long, but if I lose it, well… without medical insurance things would not be so good.
Anywho, I’m still chuggin’ along, tryin’ not to buy trouble. Of course, nowadays, you don’t have to buy it — it’s being given away for free!