I’ve felt really inspired lately, for a number of reasons. Firstly, my Instagram account has started to grow in the last couple of weeks. I only have around 600 followers as I write this, but compare that to two weeks ago when I had around 400, I’d say that’s pretty good progress!
Not only that, I’ve had a few things going on in my life that have inspired me creatively. I have returned to work (I work in a beautiful neo-gothic library), which is a constant source of inspiration for me. Simply being surrounded by so many published works, not to mention how incredible the building is, I find to be so inspiring.
I have also come to the decision that I will self-publish my first novelette in the coming months. My first full-length novel, The Black Rook, has been ready for publication for some time now, but I will only self-publish it once I’ve exhausted all other potential avenues. It’s frustrating to have it take so long to find a publisher, especially when all I really want to do is to get started on its sequel, but these things happen I guess!
Ultimately, I do believe I will make it as a successful author one day, it’s simply a question of when. I just hope that that when isn’t 50 years from now!