Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had high hopes for today. I’ve been working on a Valentine’s novella, which I was planning to publish as an ebook in time for the start of February. But as sometimes happens when you are juggling writing with reality, real life got in the way, meaning I wasn’t finished writing it. Even if I had finished, it would have needed time to rest, followed by a thorough edit. So rather than put something out that wasn’t good enough, I have conceded defeat and stopped beating myself up.

I can’t tell you how much better I feel, having given myself the permission to fail. I will finish the novella, and edit it. Maybe I’ll even launch it this year, instead of waiting for 2014. But when I do, it’ll be because I know it’s the best story it can be. Not because of a self imposed deadline.

Now I’m free to move onto the next piece of writing I have to do, which is the April episode of The Arcade, the serialised novel I’m collaborating on. I won’t tell you what I’ve got planned but since it involves chocolate, I’m doing a lot of research. Om nom nom…

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