So, despite saying I’d start posting more recently here not too long ago, I’ve systematically failed to do so. However talking about why that is presents a great opportunity to talk about the creative fight in my head.

I don’t talk about my job on here often but it does have an impact on my writing. I work as a Project Lead – a design lead – at the Creative Assembly. Most recently that’s involved leading work on the Emperor Edition of Rome II. It’s a job I love, I’ve been at the company for seven years now. But it is a very creative job, and sometimes it takes over all of my creativity. Writing is also takes a lot of creative effort, so when I’m putting in a bit more at work I often don’t have the headspace free to focus any time on my writing.

It’s a fight I have to accept I’ll always have, and when push comes to shove work will win because it has to. So at times my writing output will drop to nothing. I don’t like that, it’s hard for me to accept, but it’s true and I have to deal with it as best I can.

But now the Emperor Edition is out I’ve got a bit more space in my brain free to think about writing, and getting back on to my new project which is still stuck on Act One of Book One. More on that soon hopefully as I intend to be a lot more open with the progress of my work this time around. Once Act One is in an alright place, I’ll share it up for people to read and see what they think.

I’ve a blip, and blip that will happen because of the job I have, but now it’s past I have to make the most of the time I’ve got available. Onwards I go.