So…I’d have sung a song to melt your hearts to convince you to forgive me once again, but this is too serious of a matter to outsource to comedy so I trashed that idea.
I woke up yesterday morning with the once-familiar voice whispering in my ears and I shot up out of my convalescent bed and started typing quickly before my Muse could decide to vanish abruptly again, as she has in the past few months.
For the first time in a long time, I managed to finish a piece in record time but I decided to talk to Benjy first to sort out another issue before posting it. That was when he drew my attention to the necessity for this particular piece to come out before the one I penned yesterday.
I’m here to say sorry for disappointing all those I inadvertently got hooked on some of my finest work (especially Desperation). I didn’t have much experience as a drug pusher/’chemist’ and so I let the particular potency of that batch run away from me with no more ‘product’ in the pipeline – rookie mistake 🙁 . As I’ve told him multiple times before, I’ve gotten the rest of those stories up in my head but it was the time and place to sit down and pen it just how I wanted to that had been eluding me these few months. I’ve been actually extra busy at work these few months with fewer staff available to do the same (if not greater) volume of work at my workplace…I will actively resist the urge to descend into the details of my beef with the Ghanaian Health System at this juncture. *breathe in self-control, breathe out frustration*
One of the few things that my unscheduled sabbatical has afforded me though is fresh material from which – I hope – to draw upon to create a unique spread that will encourage you to believe in my abilities once more. Living in Ghana these past few years has made me inured to promises so I shall not make one now, but I will do my best to ensure that I don’t just make up for the absence but also outperform your expectations of me this new season of #TeleTuesdays.
To start with, I’ll be coming at you twice a month instead of once a week this time. I don’t want to overtax my commitment to begin with, but I’m sure with the extra time I should be able to create and edit something for you all within an ideal timeframe that would make me proud to hang onto the coattails of other committed writers seeking to make a change in the literature of our generation.
- I shall finish Desperation.
- I shall reboot and finish ‘From The Heart’.
- All the half-done projects shall be the first in line to be served up nicely and well-done in this new phase of #TeleTuesdays.
Shout-outs to Maame, Nina, Emily, Akos, Maukeni, Elorm, Eunice, Naa, Leslie, Maame Fosua…and you too Shishi! Looking forward to better relations with you henceforth…
See you next week Tuesday!
Ps. I hear Benjy has this awesome guest writer slated for Friday eh…! 😀