It’s been about two months since Xenofall has come out, and normally around this time I’d be deep into edits on my next book. Only I’m not at the moment. The past couple of months have been pretty frustrating writing-wise. I must have tried to start the new book three to four times, but never really felt the story. The manuscripts get abandoned just a few days after I started.
Honestly, I’m kind of at a loss for how to proceed. It’s hard for me to even outline and I feel like everything I’ve come up with so far is boring.
I just wanted to write this blog to let you guys know that my next book won’t be out in its usual time. I have no idea why I’m having this block, but hopefully it’ll go away soon. I know what I said I’d write was a continuation of Wasteland Chronicles, only I just can’t see how that’s going to work at the moment. Everything is still every unclear in my head, whereas with WC, I more or less knew all the plot points going forward and it was very well formed in my mind.
All I have in my head at the moment is some of the history, but almost nothing of the actual storyline. I think it’s just missing the one concept that makes it really interesting to me. For Wasteland Chronicles, it was the concept of the post-apocalyptic world caused by a meteor. I don’t know what the concept for this one is…is it just alien invasion part 2? That just seems too predictable and uninteresting. I feel like it needs more than that. My current idea doesn’t seem big enough.
Something will come to me soon, I hope. Maybe what I have so far is off, and that’s what’s keeping me from writing. Maybe I just need to approach this in a different way. Maybe I just need to write something even if it feels like its terrible, or work on something completely different.
My plan was to do a follow-up series, but maybe I need to work on something different. I started a new project today and wrote 5,000 words, which is quite a lot for me. I’m going to give if a few days and see what happens. I suppose you have to go where the words are. The fact I wrote so much on it seems to be a good sign, but then again, who knows what it will look like a few days from now.
Whatever ends up happening, thanks for your patience and I’m working to have something new out as soon as I can. Just seems the muse has gone away for the moment, but I’ll keep showing up at the keyboard until it comes back.