It’s taken a while, too long in fact, for me to see what the writing community already knew. Writers are the best friends to have.
There’s a different pace of life forced upon a writer. Commuting, unless there’s a bus involved, doesn’t lend well to putting words on a page. Careening from career to childcare to chores doesn’t either. This writer needs less ARRRRGGG! and more ahhhhh!
In a year where my writing and other bookish joys have been pushed under the stairs, I have been lucky enough to work on Robin Trigg’s cover for his latest novel, New Gods. It’s an excellent read, if you like deep narratives. Normally there’d be a blog in how the cover came to be. This, as we all keep being told, is not ‘normal times’.
Other creative works still lie in wait for reveals. I know they will be well received. Sadly, as well we all know, bringing stories into the world can be slow…slow…OMG-I-Needed-It-
Every time life’s needs pull more at me, a friend from the book and writing world unwittingly reaches out, a quiet reminder of how simple things like reviews can make someone’s day, or a HumberSFF meet is much missed.
I lament the lack of reviews, the withdrawal from so many excellent projects, and simply having to say “No“, when I want to say “Yes“. I know, too, that it is only temporary. I do see an end to my life’s upheaval, it doesn’t involve juggling endless glass balls.
So thank you writery and book friends for reading, for sharing a review, for generally being awesome and taking each day as it comes, and thanks too, for letting me be a part of something amazing.