I used to write a weekly blog after publishing my first novel The Sphere of Archimedes. It let readers know where I was in writing the sequel The Omphalos of Delphi. I exhausted myself trying to meet last year’s deadline, countless hours researching Roman, Greek, and Assyrian history, and juggling normal, everyday life.
“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”
― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching
I burned out!
My writing suffered. My home-life suffered. And, I [personally] gave up. It is the honest truth.
I felt, I no longer could write; I went numb.
This year, I got a part-time job. Feeling better about the situation, I began writing again.
I. Am. Back.
The Omphalos of Delphi is due on the editor’s desk October 15th. I must hurry and finalize the manuscript.
Could I ask —my dear readers— for one favor?
I really appreciate all my subscribers, friends, and family for your support and understanding.