For the gamers among you, no, I’m not about to tell you what my character’s been up to, I’m talking about a different kind of downtime. I work pretty hard, at writing, at life, at that whole real life job thing, and sometimes I need some downtime.

I’ve had a lot to work through the past while, and so The Other Foe has taken a back seat while I focused on more insistent problems and more time sensitive writing projects. And you know what? That’s ok. Last year I beat myself up and put myself through the wringer trying to make sure The Other Whisper got published before Christmas. I had this goal in my head and nothing was moving me from it. This time round, I’m going easy on myself. If The Other Foe isn’t published before Christmas, then it will be published afterwards, I’d rather take my time and emerge whole from the experience. Besides, I want to take my time with this one. Charting Eoin’s progress after The Other Whisper has been interesting, and I know everyone is going to love it, but more than that, I want to make it good. I want to take the absolute best written parts of The Other Whisper, and I want to make every page of The Other Foe as good as that.

There’s no rush, I’m going to be here for a while. So I’m looking after myself, I’m ticking off my list of things to get done, and somewhere along the way, I’ll write a seriously kick ass sequel.


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