Well... It's been a while hasn't it?
Sorry about that.
Been a ridiculously tumultuous and busy time... Moving house, employment coming to an end, relationships coming to an end...
Life has a way sometimes of bringing everything to your doorstep - be it good or bad - all at once.
"Here you go dude..." it says, dropping the carcass of what was your life, stripped bare and bloody.
"Oh, and this..." a bag full of flesh and feathers.
"Good luck fixing it."
But fix it we do.
So, here we are - typing this from my new house, in my second week of "unemployment" - as I have decided to take some time to solely dedicate to writing and working on novel number two.
Which - after some blank stares at my computer screen, and a dazed look of confusion, writers block teetering to the surface - I have finally started.
10 thousand words into it as well... Give or take.
So thank you for your patience, and I want to say I am not going to disappoint any of you, nor myself, as I smash this novel into shape and start the process of world building for HYRBID MACKENZIE, my sophomore novel...
The difficult second album.
I will be live broadcasting some days from my studio as I write, or before I settle down to an afternoon or day of work.
I'm hoping in the next two months too have hit 50+ thousand words, and be well on the way to halfway - if not further - into the story.
It's a frontier fable, a western fairytale... The bare bones are there, some muscle is forming, meat is on the way, sinew and skin not far behind. I'm enjoying it, even if I am terrified of it right now...
The nerves will abate, the calm will wash over and soon the words will write themselves as I disappear into some mad trance like coma state and the brain runs the show.
The body its vehicle.
I can't wait.
For now, have the first of my live blogs, and listen to the process from my own mouth - in my own words, as gabled and scattergun as they may be.
Thanks for tuning in, i'm looking forward to taking this ride with you.