It’s technically my first day of agency work for the whole of January, but since I’m mostly only on standby today, here’s a quick look at what’s on the cards for 2022, as of right now.
Work-Life Balance is the big one for the year. No announced release date just yet, but I can say that the prose section’s done and Ben is currently inking the comic pages.
We’ve also got an additional element. It’s a type of writing that I’ve never done before, so working on it has been really tough, but also really fun. The first draft’s settled and I’ll probably work on changes in February. It should be released around the same time as the book itself.
I’ve got an as-yet-unannounced project, probably coming out in the first half of this year. My second draft’s in the bag, but we’re currently waiting for feedback from sensitivity readers, before my co-creator can move forward.
I can’t tell you who this co-creator is—they’re someone relatively new—but, from what I’ve already seen, I can tell you that they’re absolutely amazing. Which is important ’cause, while Work-Life Balance is certainly the more ambitious project of my year, this one’s undoubtedly the most important.
Ghost Maps is still on hiatus. I’ve already written a couple of scripts for season two, but recording won’t begin till February, when both Kyle and I have the headspace again.
While this isn’t a confirmed project, I definitely want to start working on a novel this year too. I’m thinking something set in the same universe as “To Ashes” and “Satay”. This, however, is entirely dependent on how things are looking from next month onwards.
It might seem like there’s a lot on my plate, but believe it or not, I do have a plan: get as much freelance stuff out of the way at the start of the year, so that I can comfortably devote the rest of it to working on books and comics.
Whether that plan works depends on a number of factors, including how tightly I cross my fingers, honestly.