Remembering to Make Time for Writing

Sometimes, life gets really busy. My writing this year has slowed a bit. Rather than writing twenty thousand words a week, I’ve been lucky to get one thousand words in a week. I’m still working on my next book and the chapters are coming along, but not at the pace I’ve had before.

I’m reminded of the need to make time to write, because I’ll never find the time. Whether it is a few minutes or maybe an hour, any time I can devote to writing is good time. It relaxes me, or at least, gives me a chance to step away from the stresses of life and my day job. For those few minutes, I can clear my mind of the stress and unwind a little.

Another aspect of making time is not letting the excuses build. I find it sometimes easy to think I’m too tired, too stressed from work, or have too little time. I can’t base my time on excuses, when I want to get better at writing. Instead, I need to make time to write.

My latest book, For All the Stones, takes place in a world that is coming to terms with the rising technology and the waning magic. Even though the magic has faded, some are still after the ancient glories of the mages who once ruled the land.

My book, Collected Lives, takes place near the end of the twenty-second century, with vacations and tourism to Earth by off-worlders controlled by major corporations. The largest corporation, Collected Lives, has several enemies. The story follows the events as four people from different portions of Collected Lives’ process are thrown into the middle of a larger problem.

My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, is set in a world with ancient technology where sacrifice of lifeforce brings magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical energy generated. The Forty mages controlling the empire use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.

Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.

If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.

If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.

If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.

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