It was March 2012 when I wrote my first introductory blog for Author’s Electric, so this must be the 22nd time that I’ve posted to these pages. It will also be the last. I think I mentioned back in July that my wife and I had recently had a baby boy. It’s the world’s oldest cliché, but it changes your life.
The most immediate effect is the reduction to zero of the amount of time available for anything other than earning money and childcare. Sport, trips to the movies, literary podcasts and even reading books have already been victims of Aiden’s arrival. Sunday night’s episode of Homeland teeters on the brink. I’m even struggling to find time to work on my new novel – shoved down the priority list in favour of things that turn a dime just that little bit quicker…
When you’re struggling to write a new book, it becomes really difficult to justify spending time writing about writing books. In other words, it’s become very difficult to justify my contribution to this blog. I realised this when I started to look upon the 22nd of the month deadline with fear rather than enthusiasm. And so this will be my final contribution to Author’s Electric. A fond farewell.
I’ve met (virtually) a lot of great people, and I hope that with Facebook and Twitter I can catch up with everyone (and their books) when time (and Aiden) finally allows. Good luck to all Author’s Electric, thanks for having me, and long live the (indie) revolution!
Happy Christmas to Mark and Family
And best wishes for the future,
from Authors Electric!
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