Change is coming, and it is scary.
A few months ago, my boyfriend got offered a job. I couldn’t have been prouder. Until he told me where it is.
The job that he had worked so hard to get, been so stressed about is in a place three hours away from where I live. Now, we’ve done long distance for a year and I know that some people don’t mind. That is not something that I wanted. And so I had to come to a difficult decision. Leave my boyfriend or move.
I am struggling to start long series. I don’t know whether its because most of my books are in boxes in storage or not. All I know is that this big change and my feelings are the same as when I am about to start a book series which is really long. You know there’s going to be a big expense and will take a lot of your time. Do you commit to a series that is ten books plus? Discworld, Game of Thrones, The Belagariad and Mallorean. A few examples of some of the series which I have committed to in the past.
The only one out of this group that I never fully committed fully to was Game of Thrones. I read the first two in full and gave up half way through the third. I am an avid watcher of the TV series and I just couldn’t handle both at the same time. Also I find that I am much more emotionally connected to books than I am a TV Series. This probably is because Game of Thrones is first person. Actually hearing someones thoughts as the action plays on can be quite distressing, especially in this series.
Maybe I’ll try again in a few years once the series has finished and my heart has healed. But my point is that committing to a long series, whether it is the length of the book, the fact it is still being released or the length of the series it is a big deal.
And so is change and I am moving.
I’m really excited but it is also scary. There has been a lot of organising to do so that is why I have not been that active. I’m hoping that this will change now.