I am not publishing as much this year.
In previous years, I’ve boasted four and five releases in a year, but that time has come to an abrupt end. I’ve been very burnt out, more so than I realized. I’ve had a lot of major life changes, been dealing with some shifts in my career, started to actually deal with my anxiety, gotten myself to a much better place, and generally learned to give myself more of a break. But this has come at the cost of a rigorous publishing schedule that, honestly, I knew I couldn’t really keep up with.
Which means this year, it’s just going to be the one book. And I’m okay with that.
I’m starting to focus on some of those ideas that I’ve had for smaller, more manageable projects. I’ve been wanting to put out bonus content for the books, and to start putting out samples of some unreleased stuff that I’ve worked on and decided not to put out. And I’ve been thinking about all the interactive fiction projects I want to do and how to do them without burning myself out. I’m going to be releasing most of this stuff to Patreon, along with early copies of books as I finish them.1
As for the books, in an effort to make sure I don’t overload myself and burn myself out again, I’m going to be doing something a little different. Going forward, I’m going to be trying to release the ebook at the same time as the print copy.
For right now, you can preorder City Without Heroes, coming out on October 25th. The print book should also be ready for then!
- And then I can maybe afford some of the other stuff I want to make [↩]