About six months ago, I stepped away from my novel series, Giant Armors. I couldn’t see a way forwards, and worried that I was pushing forward on a stale idea. These things can die.
I spent the past six months concentrating on other things. I knew that I needed time for my brain to breathe, to work on different problems, so it could approach Giant Armors again with a fresh perspective.
I looked back at the series a week ago, and discoveredâ€”to my considerable surprise and reliefâ€”that I still have the same passion for it that I had while writing Book 0 years ago. I love it, and I want to continue it.
Thanks to a video by Chris Brogan, of all things, I figured out what I need to do:
- Finish publishing book 0 online.
- Create a contest, viral if possible, that will get folks to read book 0.
Re-readbook 1, re-writingit from scratch if it needs that.
So I’m back to publishing chapters of book 0 on giantarmors.com every week. I’ve been
So, the six month Sabbatical was worth it. I have a path forward.
Now to follow it and see where it leads.