Work of Fiction

This blog contains some posts from a fictional character in a trilogy I am writing. She is not real and she is not based off a real person. Thank you.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Writing lags

So, one thing I am learning as a writer is that sometimes you just can't write. I had set myself a goal to write, at least a little, every day. Some days however, it's just impossible.

First, I have three kids, and they require a lot of attention when they are home. Raising a family is a full time job and my primary one.

Then tack on that the fact it is cold and flu season...  I've tried writing while I am really sick, doesn't work. No matter how hard I try, I just can't sit down and write when my head feels like it is going to explode.

So, I have to suck it up and deal with the fact I just can't write every day and if it happens I can't beat myself up over it. I am a writer yes, but a writer is not all I am.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Confession Morning

So, when I first wrote 'Rise of the Dark Angel' I wasn't sure if I was going to go through with publishing it. I was terrified it would not be good enough, that everyone would hate it. That I would be laughed at for even trying.

Finishing it was hard enough, but thankfully I had friends cheering me on, coaxing me to get it done. They then encouraged me to publish it, so I did.

The book is selling. No, it's not flying off the shelves, but people are interested in it and actually reading it. It has gotten some great reviews. And I thank those reviewers from the bottom of my heart, because they are the ones that are encouraging me to finish book two of the trilogy.

Is it any easier? Not really.

Am I still terrified of the laughing and pointing crowds? Yes.

Will I let it stop me? No, not as long as I have my friends at my back.

Thank you guys!