Halloween is almost upon us. It’s the perfect time to read a creepy page-turner, don’t you think?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my brief dip into self-publishing so far, is things often take longer than expected. But Vermin is so close…
I’m two weeks into 2017 and I thought I’d take a moment to look back on the previous year.
As I’ve been working away on my third book, David’s Summer, my editor has been hard at work on Vermin. Well, it’s back, and that’s a good thing.
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.
On Friday, I gave two weeks notice at my office job. I will be pursuing writing full time. I won’t lie. It was difficult to walk away from a paycheck. It was the first job I have ever quit. However, everything else about the decision was easy and the reason why might surprise you.
For my first novel Tied, I reserved my writing time for weekend mornings. I got up at 6am on Saturday and Sunday and wrote for a several hours. My first draft took eight months. For my second novel, Vermin, I’m doing it differently.
After spending months in production and promotion mode, I am finally beginning my second novel. It’s great to get back into it, but will I do things differently?