You’re probably wondering why I’ve been seemingly off-the-grid these past few months, so I just thought I’d clear things up before we hit the New Year.
I’ve continued to have persistent computer problems since the reset back in October. About two weeks after the update to Windows 10 the computer has been freezing up at intermittent points, regardless of what I’m doing at the time. I thought I’d managed to resolve the issue a few times, only for 2 -3 days later have it freeze up on me again. What makes it particularly troublesome is that often after freezing it can take multiple attempts to try and reboot the computer, eating up time and energy I’d rather be using on my work.
This is the main computer I use for writing, drawing and games, so my workload has really taken a hit because of this. I haven’t been able to do any artwork since October, delaying my John Paul Jones comic further and scuttling plans I had for getting an illustrated short story up for Christmas.
I apologise for the lack of updates. I’ve been mostly making the best of a bad situation by using my Dad’s laptop to get some further writing done, which means having time to get on tumblr and twitter is more difficult.
The computer is back from a repair now, though we still haven’t been able to identify the problem. Hopefully it’ll be fixed, but right now I’m just going to log off and enjoy the Christmas period. I’ve been toying with getting a laptop-tablet hybrid to use as a dedicated ‘work computer’ but they’re not cheap and if it comes down to me having to get a brand new PC altogether I may not be able to afford both.
All there is to say at this stage is that I’ve been cracking on with other projects that I’m hoping will manifest in the New Year. So I hope you won’t be waiting too long for something. I’m still planning to try and make some conventions next year, though I haven’t been able to put as much time and energy into sorting them out at this stage.
In the meantime, thanks for sticking with me. I hope I’ll have some more stuff up for you soon, but if you’d like to help me out, consider checking out my Modern Realms book and short story Ebooks.
Thanks, and have a good festive period.