As most of you know, I have not been on this specific site as of late: preliminary work for my novel and school have taken up all of my time for the past few months, but I promise you my return is eminent.
The fact is that I do not have an answer as to when I will return to social media again, whether that media be Facebook, WordPress or any other site. As hectic as my life has been as of late, I believe it is time to take a vacation from the World Wide Web so that my focus can be solely on my personal life and my novel, which I realize I have yet to discuss with anyone, so here is a very, very small teaser.
The secret project that I am working on is under the working title of The Invisible. Though it is a work of fiction, the novel is proving to be taking a greater toll on me than I had originally anticipated, both physically and mentally, as the novel explores demons such as depression, to which I find I am becoming all too familiar with and have been for some time. The effect is a draining one, mostly because when I write, I put everything I have into every word and sentence, and not stopping has begun to present me with difficulties that have been piling up since the start of summer.
Allow me to explain. Recently, I suffered a great blow when I lost my day job, and at the same time, my mother was diagnosed with a rare stomach condition that requires surgery to repair, for which she is having performed in the not-so-distant future. These both have put so much stress on both of us that writing became everything to me and I began to bury myself in my projects, which I realize now was not a good thing. It has been a struggle to keep my head above the metaphorical waves that have been crashing down on my shoulders in the form of life’s hardships, but as I am emerging from the sea of melancholy that these waves bring with them, I realize that hiding in my imagination is not the way to handle what is happening, and so I am forced to face these issues dead on until they resolve.
I want to thank you all for sticking beside me and understanding the reasoning for my Great Hiatus, as it has become known to my family and friends. When the time is right, I will return, but until then, I wish you all well.