Why You Must Set Deadlines

I have this book, a children’s book, that I have been working on for longer than I should have.  It’s not that I’m struggling with it or anything, it’s just that I don’t have a deadline for it.  The thing is, I only work on it in between projects.  I feel terrible about it.

You see, when I published my first book, my students were ecstatic and wanted to read it.  Their little faces fell when I told them that it was an adult book and they couldn’t.  They turned those puppy eyes on me and begged me to write them one they could read.  Honestly, could you say no to twenty-five ten year olds?

But sadly I have been neglecting this story.  It’s basically done, I just need to finish polishing it and then send it off the editor.

I promise kiddies,  I’ll get it out to you soon.

 

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Time to Make Some Choices

I’ve had to do quite a bit of thinking this weekend.  Thinking about how do I want to progress as an author.  I guess every author goes through this as they near the end of a project.  I have two questions that keep running through my head.  What do I want to write next?  How do I strengthen my name as an author.

The first question is easy enough.  I have probably a dozen or so half thought out story ideas that I can pick from.  Although, I’m trying to stay away from doing another series.  The second question is a bit harder.

I want to expand my reader base but that takes some time.  A lot of time if you’re an indie author.  Or at least that’s the case for me.  It might be beneficial for me to at least slow down my writing process to work on my platform.  The problem is that I don’t really like doing that.  It feels too much like I’m pushing myself onto people.  Sigh.

Thankfully, I don’t have to make any decisions right now.  Time of Prophecy still has quite a bit that needs to be written and Frank Tales is in the editing phase.  I won’t make a decision until those two projects are complete.

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The End of a Series

Three years ago, I published my first book and right now I’m diligently working on completing the whole story arch.  I’ve learned so much along the way.  I never knew how challenging it is to write a series.  I learned a lot about what kind of voice I want my books to have and my style as a writer.  I think this story (all three books) will always hold a special place in my heart.  With that being said, if everything goes right, Time of Prophecy will be released sometime in October of this year.  Yeah!  What this really means is that I need to buckle down and get back to work.  I spent most of today editing in between laundry loads but I need to carve out some more time in my week for writing. If I hope to meet my deadline, I will need more time than just the weekends.

Here’s to you characters of the Lost Guardian series!    Let’s finish this thing strong and together!

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Too Many Books!!!!

Ha ha just kidding, there’s no such thing as too many books.

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My husband has to drag me away from the book section of any store we walk through and often gives me a resigned sigh when I give him the puppy eyes when we past a book store.  Have I mentioned how much a love him?  Any who, the reason why I titled this post the way I did is because right now, I have three books that I’m reading.  I didn’t choose to read three in one go, it just sort of happened that way.

You see, the first book is a non fiction.  Those I can’t read in one sitting.  When I’m bored I pick it up and reach until my brain cries for me to stop.  The other book I’m reading is a new purchase (even though I have probably a dozen other books that I need to read).  The latest book is a library hold.  It’s been on hold for so long that I forgot that I had put it on hold.  I can’t speak for the rest of you, but for me, library books take precedent.

So now, I feel guilty putting the other two books to the side while I focus mainly on my library book.  All the while my husband shakes his head at me wondering why in the world he puts up with a bookaholic.

 

Happy weekend peoples!  Until the next time!  I got a lot of reading to do.

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Updates

Every now and again I like to go through my pages and update the information there.  I’ve been bouncing the idea of getting a twitter account for months now.   I know, I’m probably one of the few people left on the planet who doesn’t have a twitter.  Well that’s not official yet but I’ll be sure to let you all know when it is.

With that being said, I have updated my bio and contact information.  I think they suit my personality a bit more than before.  I would greatly appreciate it if you guys checked them out and told me what you think.

Well that’s enough procrastinating, time to get back to work.

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Impatient Stories

I have a problem.  I get random scenes and story ideas about six times a day.  Some of them are just passing fancies, although I do write them all down.  I try to not dwell on them too much because then they get in the way of my current story and then nothing gets done.  Usually, I can push these ideas aside and keep on working, but every now and again, I get what I like to call “Impatient Stories”.  They scream and shout like a two year old throwing a tantrum demanding my attention.  The worst part is that they tend to be awesome ideas.  Sigh.

I have this one story brewing in my head that sounds like it would be fun to write, but I’m right in the middle of writing the last book in the Lost Guardian series.  I wanted to do one of my stand alone stories to give myself a breather from series writing, which can be very draining.  But this story won’t leave me be.  I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens when I have some free time to actually plan my next book.

Until Next time folks!

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