adventures in dysthymia

Friday, March 10, 2017

Change of Plans

I made a somewhat last minute cancellation of my plans to spend this weekend at the Will McLean Festival. The immediate reason was a fairly minor vehicle problem but it made me recognize that I don’t actually enjoy going to these events.

Willfest, and other music festivals, are an effective use of neither my time nor money. Not unless I revived my musical career and was a performer. So it is unlikely I shall visit the Florida Folk Festival this year either.

What do I enjoy? Not much of anything, admittedly. Accomplishing another goal, finishing another book — these might not exactly bring me ‘happiness’ but at least they keep me from falling off life’s steep edges completely. Those accomplishments are probably meaningless but so be it.

What I am accomplishing right now is getting the next novel, THE CROCODILE’S SON, ready for publication sometime this summer. Exact date to be announced eventually. This was not the book I intended or expected to be next but so it goes — it said, ‘write me,’ and I did. ‘Croc’ is a semi-sequel to THE EYES OF THE WIND, following a secondary character, Qala the Pirate Queen, now retired to a country estate. Here is a cover reveal:

This weekend does remain the official release date for GOD OF RAIN (Monday actually). It is available right now at booksellers throughout the universe or directly from Arachis Press.

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