So, What has Ben been up to?

God it doesn’t half feel like a long time since I last posted on here. I suppose it has been really. It’s weird to think that I haven’t done a really post since February/March. Honestly, it’s because I haven’t been able to think of a damn thing to say!

If you’ve been familiar with my blog over the last year or so, you’ll know it’s been a difficult year for me and mine. It’s been a year with a few ups, and more than our fair share of downs. We’re starting to level off a bit now. but we still have our peaks and troughs.

That’s not to say I haven’t been busy in the meantime. I’ve gone back to work, and I’m steadily writing High Moon Rising. The book is feeling good, and it’s now hitting it’s stride. I finished the Wendigo arc a while back, and used it to introduce the government agents who will become Jim’s handlers throughout the stories. I’m enjoying writing it a lot more than anything I’ve done before – I’m aiming to have it out on the market for Christmas!

I took a week off from writing last week after having a somewhat dodgy start to the week, and I feel like I’m better off for it. I didn’t feel that way towards the end of last week – I started to feel very twitch about the fact that I hadn’t written. I’m going to try and up my daily output to 500 words – I was doing 300, but I feel I could do more. I decided on this one after reading how Stephen King writes 1000 words a day. Well, I spend half the day working, so I’m giving myself a bit of leeway on that one. I also don’t write weekends, because I need a bit of downtime at the end of the week or I start to burn out and get frustrated. I don’t want to be in the position again where I’m spending my time staring at the screen in frustration.

Anyways, enough of such boring self-recriminations. I’m off to watch the Isle of Mann TT highlights!

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