Thursday, October 20, 2016

About My Writing.

To my dear family, friends, and followers who read my blog: I noticed it's been more than two months since I've told you anything about my book. I have written about my other interests and what I've been up to, however I believe it's time for more about my progress on Beyond The Veil. Don't you??

For a while, I had writer's block; and then my writing was just going very slow. I didn't feel inspired. One thing I've learned though is that I can't wait for inspiration to hit me in the head. Sometimes I just have to go after it and grab hold of it. I just have to sit down at my desk, reread the last few sentences I wrote to refresh my mind where I left off, and then let the muses fill me as I begin writing. Waiting to be inspired is rubbish. I'd never get the story written, as I hadn't in a while. Let me also say that it's rubbish to force yourself to write when there's nothing there. That's called writer's block. There's a difference.

Little more than a month ago, I had a publisher reach out to me. They asked what type of story I'm writing, what inspired me to write it, who my target audience is, if I am hoping to publish the book and some other decisions regarding that. I answered a few of their questions, however I told them that my manuscript is not far enough along to seriously consider one specific publisher or publishing options at this point. They understood my point of view and agreed with me, later emailing me to say that I was chosen to be a part of their writer's club for the month of October!!

The goal is to write 10,000 words by the end of the month. Some people chose to write short stories, others are submitting part of the novel they are working on. I did the latter obviously. I get feedback from other members of the writer's club. I also am encouraged to read their entries and post comments/feedback for them. Everyone also receives feedback from professionals. I love the club and I'm super happy I am a part of it. I joined mostly to stay motivated.

For the month of November, I am joining NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I'm not entirely sure what that is yet, but I know that the goal is to have written 50,000 words within the month. I know it's a great way to keep on track and stay motivated with one's writing and to interact with other writers out there within your genre and in your area. Maybe Beyond The Veil will be completed come December or the new year. Either way, that would be exciting!!

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Yours truly,

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