It’s been a while…

Yeah, I know.  It’s been ages since I posted an update.  The fact is, I’ve been busy with work and had to set my writing aside for a while.  I got three chapters into Retribution and stalled out because of work.  I’ve come to a decision though.  I am still going to write Retribution at some point, but I think the first thing I’m going to do is to go back and re-edit about the first 3/4 of the books in the series, and I’m going to get them all ready for print, releasing print versions one by one as I do them.  I was looking back at the first book today and while the story is still what I wanted it to be, the writing isn’t up to my current level of writing experience and expertise.

The first book in the series was the first one that I’d ever written, and while it’s had re-edits and what not, style-wise it’s different from the later books, because my writing style developed drastically throughout the course of the series, and I want the whole series to measure up to the later books.  So, that’s going to be my next project.  Once I get through with all that, then I’ll go back to Retribution and work on it.  I have a good start on it, but the series is honestly more important to me, and always will be.

So that’s what’s happening.  I’ve been trying to find a way to balance work and my own writing, but the stuff I’ve been doing for work hasn’t left me with the mental energy to work on my own stuff, so I need to get past what I’m currently working on before I’ll be able to focus on writing again.  However, I will be able to dedicate at least a couple of hours per day toward the editing work on the series, so I’m fulling planning on getting started with that soon.  I want print versions of them all to be available, so that’s a priority for me.