I have to say that it's been a difficult year on the writing front. I submitted a script to a BBC 'competition' to find a new comedy scriptwriter, but failed to make the shortlist of 12. Mind you, there were almost 3,500 works submitted. Even so, I was a little disappointed not to get recognized further.
There have been moments of great productivity, but these have been very few and far between. The will and desire to create has, for such long periods, been lost. Occasionally, they might appear at inopportune moments, like when I'm at work or last thing at night when I'm trying to get to sleep, but in the main, I have been struggling and ultimately I'm losing the faith that I am competent enough to complete my current book. I know one has to dedicate oneself and make time to write, but I find myself needing to be in the right frame of mind to do so. There are many times when I have time, but I have not been able to find the desire in me. However, having said all of that, (and this is where it gets a little more upbeat), I have recently dedicated myself and indeed relished the opportunity to return to what I love doing. I am well over half way through writing my fourth novel and I know exactly where my character is going and where I want him to end up...and whom with ;)
So, as we hurtle towards the conclusion of 2018, I can say, without a scintilla of ambiguity or apprehension that I will finish my fourth novel within the first few months of 2019...probably.
A merry Christmas and a very happy and productive new year to you all.