Since I made the transition to writing books almost two years ago, all three so far have been written in third person unlimited point of view. I didn’t want to face the restrictions of writing in first person. Then I experienced an epiphany.
Morgan Spurlock’s RATS is being released to Discover Channel soon, and it couldn’t be better timed.
While my Vermin is with my editor, I was going to work on my cover. Since that would take a week at most, I decided to change the plan and begin my third book. Get the writing ball rolling. Maintain momentum.
I just finished the first draft of my next book, Vermin. This time is always a little bitter sweet for me, since it’s time to step away from the story and characters that have grown on me for the past four and a half months. I’ll miss them.
As the world mourns the passing of Gene Wilder, I am reminded of the films that shaped my youth, specifically Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles (which I saw in theatres).
I chose to self-publish because I didn’t want to wait for weeks (or months) to hear back from a publisher and be faced with another rejection. Most times, I wouldn’t hear back at all. With self-publishing I maintain control, which is better, right?
As a writer, negativity, depression, and self-doubt are feelings I experience on a regular basis, but thankfully not on a daily basis.
In this digital world, making backups of my work is a necessity. I am amazed when I hear that people still don’t do it. Luckily I do, and it saved my ass.
I launched my new website last week after my free preview ended. It seemed like a good way to celebrate the number of people who downloaded my book. And remember how I was hoping for more than 85 free downloads? Well, again, it didn’t work out quite the way I had hoped. But…
Friday marked my last day of employment. I quit two weeks ago to pursue writing full time. 🙂 Naturally, I had to celebrate.