I just spent the better part of half an hour writing the perfect blog post only to realize it would be better to leave until next week. So, now I haven’t got much of anything to say.
I could talk about my year as an author. I could look back and tell you what I did that worked and what didn’t. I.e. Don’t publish in December. Make sure you have a marketing plan in place 3-6 months before release date, get to conferences whether you’re published or not.
But, I ‘m sure you’ve heard it all. So, I ditched that idea knowing readers can find blogs that talk about those things from seasoned writers that tell it much better than I could.
That year end musing, got me to thinking about giving a year in my life synopsis that I seem to get from several friends and family members. I received a poem from a friend that covered an entire 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I’m not a poet, so I was impressed.
The best scene I read was written by Draven St. James using ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas theme. It was hilarious. Again, not something I could pull off.
But, I am in awe, and quite envious of those who easily produce those types of things. Let me pause and say, I’m happy and celebrate that with them. I might be envious, but there’s no petty jealousy. I gladly support writers in whatever they’re doing. It doesn’t matter the genre, we all need cheerleaders, and I’m happy to be in that section.
However, it seems that too often my characters clam up. But, I realized a few things. 1. That’s my fault. You see my characters like to tell me all about themselves and the situation they’re in at 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. while I’m getting ready for bed. 2. I’m busy with work during the day, so whatever idea comes my way, I put it on hold, hoping to remember it later in the day. 3. An idea for a new story pops into my head, and those characters want equal time.
Right now, I’m writing the last chapters of book 2 in the Diamond Series. And for once, me and my characters are on the same schedule. So, while they’ve go my attention,and have fed me some really great lines, I’m going to say Happy Monday to you all. And get back to writing.