Post by Alex Matthews on Sept 18, 2017 12:27:50 GMT -6
I'm posting this here because I didn't want to take up space in the ChatBox, or M:SCU threads.
I've been quiet on here for a few months, although I check in every day. As well as writing, I also work full-time and sometimes balancing the two isn't always easy. This has been made progressively worse by the fact that I suffer from Sleep Apnea, which may not sound too serious, but as I've discovered recently, can be if not properly treated.
I've always has good days and bad days, and lately the bad days have been more often. I was rarely sleeping through the night, and this began to affect me at work, nearly falling asleep on the checkout at times, to the point where it stopped being 'funny' and threatened my work. I never really thought of the condition as a 'serious problem' until the point where my boss told me "get it sorted or you could loose your job".
So, I finally bit the bullet (never been a big fan of being a patient or being sick enough to seek treatment), and I'm now actively having the condition managed via a C-PAP. I really noticed the difference, and feel SO MUCH BETTER for it.
The reason I am explaining all this is that, as I said the 'bad days' have been taking over, and this has affected my writing. I needed a break from M:SCU, after slaving over script outlines. I became distracted by other non-vital projects and feeling a general malaise and lack of focus. But now I'm feeling an improvement in my sleeping pattern and my overall mental health, I'm feeling a lot more motivated.
I can't make any promises as to when M:SCU will be back, I would love to release the rest of the season in one go - I have a feeling my S2 will become the equivalent of S3 Watchtower, and take a while to get done. But once I've gotten the current four episodes I've got on the go done (3 outlined, 1 partially) I will be in a better position. Darrin McCann has done some gorgeous artwork for them and the first proper M:SCU two-parter that will follow, and I can't wait for you all to read them.
I love the VPN, it's been a great venue to develop my script-writing and my abilities as a writer and story-teller and have loved seeing the different series develop, and reading them has taught me so much - especially you, Jack Malone . It feels good to be back in the saddle!!