Last week, I had a fairly annoying case of writers block. It happen from time to time, especially at the start of the year.
But the biggest problem is that I’ve not really been getting into writing the next Order of Britain book. I’ve got a bare-bones idea of what’s going to happen, but getting the words down had been decidedly elusive. Which leads to me getting irritated. Which leads me to decided that the whole thing isn’t worth bothering with and to go off in a huff with myself.
Hence the writers block.
So I sat myself down and had a firm discussion with myself. I do this fairly frequently. Sometimes it’s the only way I can get an intelligent conversation.
Anyway, through a certain amount of introspection, I finally convinced myself that I don’t really have any deadlines to meet when it comes to my writing. It’s not like I make a living off it at the moment. My last royalty payment was a tenner. I bought some chips, which was nice.
So, being an indie writer with an incredibly small fanbase (hi to all four of you!) I can actually get away with being a bit more… experimental. I moved out of my comfort zone with the Delta Children, but the story that’s really been setting me alight is Clockworld, one I started as a side project when Delta Children was getting to be too much for me.
So I picked it up again, and what do you know, the words started to flow. So, well, that’s what I’m gonna do moving forward. I’m not really going to be able to focus on any other stories until this one is done, so I might as well enjoy myself.
Season 2 isn’t cancelled, by any means. It’s just a… delay in production. I’ll come back to it when I’m in a position to enjoy it.