Sorry for the grumpy post last week, but it did feel great to get my crankiness out.
The week got better, then it got terrible again. Potentially lost a big client to stuff outside my control, and then I got news about my writing career.
I don't want to discuss anything yet about what's happening, but let's just say that everything is very uncertain at this point. I've been talking about my debut novel, Dragonfly Warrior, for so long now...and when I signed my contract back in January of 2011, I was all high on life.
But six months later, when the publisher shut its doors, I crashed and burned. For those of you that were there, you know how down I got. But I got my rights back and signed another contract with a new publisher last year. Dragonfly Warrior is the first of three books in my Steampunk series: Mechanica Wars. I signed a second contract with the same publisher for the second book, Shadow Warrior. My niche for these novels was Asian steampunk.
I have plans on writing a second trilogy in this series, where I would go beyond exploring Asian myths and inject some African and South American mythology as well.
Oh, I had big plans.
But now it's just a waiting game. And I keep thinking, why do I put myself through this? Writing books and getting them published is really just self-abuse. I won't lie. I've thought about quitting (again). My last hiatus lasted a good 10 years. If I hadn't gotten into blogging back in 2005, I probably wouldn't have started writing again.
So I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm Type-A, and pushing myself to fulfill a lifelong dream just doesn't seem to be working. I'm thinking maybe I should just sit back and just let things settle first. Wait and see...which is so very not-me.
Blogging since 2005.
Medical sales warrior by day, writing ninja by night...
I am the author of The Mechanica Wars series. The first book, Dragonfly Warrior, will be published in January, 2014 by 4 Wing Press.
I love science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, biographies, and chocolate chip cookies.