So, I saw this meme on Facebook and realized that it is currently my life. I’m putting out one book, editing another, writing the next and plotting a fourth. I’ve been told not to pile too much on my plate but… that’s easier said than done.
I feel like I have to put out more to be able to one day enjoy my life as a full-time writer. At this point taking my time and waiting between projects isn’t going to put me any closer to being able to quit my full-time job and shout from the rooftops that I am a full-time writer.
Any other writers out there going through the same thing? Let me know and maybe we can motivate each other. I’m going to go now and do some writing.
Hey 172 followers,
I’m back with another writing update. I haven’t done much in the last few days so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I am only on chapter eight in my journey to edit my upcoming book One Shot, Two Shots. With the way things are going it’s no surprise that I won’t be releasing this book when I originally planned. I really need to buckle down and get some serious work done. I have so many projects planned and procrastinating is just throwing me all of track.
With that said I think I’ll try to get some editing done today.
Dated: August 3, 2018
So quick writing update. I am busy trying to get my first book to perfection. It has been removed from Amazon and I am just trying to beef it up a bit and make some necessary changes. Changes that are needed for the second book in the series. I’m not entirely sure how this publishing thing works when you make changes to a book. Do I release a second edition or can I just rerelease considering I’m self-published?
I just don’t know.
I mean, I have sold some copies but not enough to make a living off of so not many people have read this story. How much harm could it do if I just fix this book and then rerelease?
I’m not really sure how people manage to put out multiple books a year. I’m just struggling to find the time to work on a book that’s already been released.
I miss not working. LOL. Granted, I don’t miss being broke but I miss having the free time. Yet, when I wasn’t working, I wasn’t really writing. I just haven’t had that spark that I began with when I sat down and initially wrote the first book in The Five Sisters series. That is a feeling I’m just not sure I will ever get back and I don’t know why.
So, where am I with my writing?
Well, I’ve outlined a new story. Actually, the short story version that I wrote during NaNoWriMo will be uploaded soon, but I did decide to write it as a full-length novel so I did an outline.
Like an actual outline. I hate outlining. It’s so hard for me to do, but somehow, someway, I was able to get one done. I am going to try to expand upon it before I get writing because I want this book to be good. I don’t want to fall into the same pitfalls I did with my first book.
This will not be my first attempt at writing a contemporary story but this will be my first attempt at tackling this writing thing the way it’s supposed to be tackled.
I must say that I am excited and also nervous.
Wish me luck.
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REVIEW: This was so close to receiving five stars from me. The story of Peter Pan is not a new one but this is a new way to tell it. I found myself eager to turn the page and sad when I finished. My only problem was that the story was so short. I’m curious about what turn the second book takes.
OVERALL THOUGHT: Good book.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS BOOK? Yes. In paperback only.
RATING : **
REVIEW: A book with so much potential. As a self published author I have no problem showing support to my fellow SP AUTHORS so I did not hesitate to purchase this book. First, right on the cover it takes that it is a novel. Can you call a piece of work a novel if it’s only about 60 pages? This seemed more like a short story to me. Also you can call me old fashioned but I love the feel of a book in my hand so I instantly gravitate to the paperback copies. Based on the size of this book the paperback copy should not have been an option. It should only be available in ebook. Second, because it is such a short story getting to the theme of the stort shouldn’t have taken 5 chapters when the book is only 7 chapters long. There were so many ways that this story could have been developed and the author failed to realize that.
OVERALL THOUGHT: Tough read.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS BOOK?: Probably not.
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