But it's not all bad. In that time, I have released two episodes of my machinima series, Family Secrets. I'm also working with some colleagues on a short film for a competition at work. It's quite satisfying being identified as the industry guru thanks to my machinima series.
Though I have done some work on the first draft of my next sci-fi novel, work on it is progressing slow as I only tend to work on it when I'm sitting on a plane, travelling somewhere for work. It's not ideal as it doesn't provide me with sufficient time really get stuck into it, but I am admittedly struggling with the storyline. I have a very good outline for the story, but it just seem to be dragging on. After a few action-packed first chapters, the story seems to have slowed down to a snail's pace. I need to kick-start it with some action somewhere before it decides to blow itself out of an airlock!
To top it all off, I have just taken on a new role, which offers some exciting challenges, but also require that I push my knowledge boundaries. Fortunately, I have a two-week holiday to look forward to in October, visiting family and friends back in South Africa.
In the mean time, I can't promise that life won't interfere with my writing.