August 20th, 2019 – 328

Touch wood, am back in control. The last four months have been, unpleasent to say the least. I have not had my act together and to be honest, it’s showed. WHT still got to 100% in less than three months work. But my writing has time and again since the 1K project began proved the exception, not the rule.

That’s not to say I don’t have other parts of my life together. My finances are in incredible shape, my publicity work might be off at the moment, but it used to be non-existant. My appearence is doing well, and my mental health is far above the extreme lows that for a decade proved the norm. I’m not quite as willing to accept base rates as I was a year ago though.

In 37 days, 1K turns 1 year old. In that time I have written two books, may have one typed up in full, and have a growing online profile. My writing career is taking off, even if – ok I looked at the double f again *shudder* why does it look like that? It’s so gross. Sorry, ignore me. Well, ignore that, keep reading.

Ahem, my writing career is taking off, even if unpaid right now. The trick now is to use that to lift all ships. I’ve done a great job of that so far, but I need to redo some of the little victories that have slipped in recent times. I also need to figure out how to make my baseline a lot more stable, so that I can climb above base rate. Can’t run before I can walk.

As I predicted while writing it, I’m doing a lot of the current chapter of VOL from scratch. That’s ok. The story is a trippy one, so even a small tweak involves reworking huge chunks of how the multiverse works. There’s a reason after consolidating all my stories into one series VOL became a priority. The layer the characters sit on is the most complex for several reasons that are too spoilery to share.

Right, back to work.