The mortal enemy of the writer is using every excuse not to write, in other words, procrastination. I am definitely guilty of that. Some days the words are free flowing other days, yikes, I'm lucky if I can get a word down. Now I don't know about you, but for me, it's not for lack of stuff to write it's more that there is an over abundance. I tend to work on more than one thing at a time and while that works for some things, it definitely does not work for writing. At least not in a way that makes me as productive as I would like to be.
An example? I am currently working on two separate novels that are completely different, I still have Fanfiction that pops in my head and I work full time as a program director at a karate school. Add to that summer camp at the school which starts at 7:30am and sometimes I'm too tired mentally and physically to even look at the screen much less my notebook-I write longhand a lot. So, what's a person to do? What do you do?
Some would give up, letting daily life win, foregoing their dreams of writing. Not today! No sir, I am writing daily. I admit that I'm scared to set a daily goal for fear of failure but at the same time i probably need to. Hmmm...what's a person to do?
Well folks, this writer is revving herself back up.
Dear Lorna is available for kindle download for free this week.
Not only that, but I am reviewing the editing of Beauty of Fear and adding somew content that will lead into the next book, Silence of Fear. If I do this correctly, Amazon will notify everyone who downloaded the book and they can update it for themselves.
So what has spurred this renewed zest for writing? A rather lengthy review of Beauty of Fear that called me out on minor editing and grammar while at the same time praising the story and comparing my crazy in the book to Gerritson's Hoyt or Cornwell's Gault. Who can ignore that?
Not this girl, not anymore. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than hearing that someone couldn't stop reading my book(s) because they were so caught up in it. That kind of connection with a reader is just purely awesome. So, procrastination be damned! This b**** is writing!