After a year’s hiatus, I came back to publishing to a whole new world. Many of the authors I had followed were no longer publishing. The ones still around either rocketed to stardom or cut comfortable corners into their perspective niches. Many of the methods I had utilized at the start of my career were null and void, I just wasn’t aware until it was too late.
About a month before watching Cathy Hay's video, I pulled out my high school journals "for research." I've had an idea for a YA novel/novella series for some time, but I wanted to step back into the shoes of Fifteen. Boy, did my journals deliver.
It's hard writing into the void sometimes. With traditional and original fiction, you often write something that people may or not read. Then they may or may not leave a review. If they bother leaving a review (this is not counting book bloggers btw) that's either because they loved your story, or they hated it. The average G.I. Jane doesn't review unless your story moved them to a strong feeling.
When you write, you tend to spend a lot of time in your head, and it’s easy to become discouraged and disheartened. It’s even easier to fall into a pit that doesn’t seem to have a way out.
One thing I hope you take away from my meanderings, is to enjoy your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing the occasional deadline or falling out of habits. Sometimes, we structure our lives too much, so much that we forget how to be part of the world outside our screens. I hope you find ways to surround yourself with beauty this week. I hope you are inspired 🙂
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Here's a little progress from today... Since most of my writing time happens while the baby is napping, every little bit counts. The following is another excerpt from Volume 2 of Craving Beauty (title pending). Happy reading! Ceddrych’s tall shoulders blocked the sunlight and she giggled as she followed him down the slope toward their... Continue Reading →
Nothing pulls at your heartstrings like a baby's cry. I heard my son's cry before I could see him. The instant that sound pierced the air it suddenly became real for me. I had carried him for nine months, sure, but it wasn't until I heard his cry that I knew I was a parent.... Continue Reading →
February is underway and I've been doing my best to juggle baby + writing. Some real life updates include; my son likes to spit up all the time and look adorable while he does it. So while a part of me laments over the second outfit I've put on him, already ruined, the other melts... Continue Reading →
Three weeks ago my life was flip-turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute. Just sit right there. I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called...ah wait a sec. Let's rewind and continue after you check out THIS LINK. Had enough nostalgia? Awesome sauce, let's continue. I would love... Continue Reading →