Finishing my first novel has been a real treat for me. Coming in at just under 110,000 words I feel like I have been writing it for a year. In reality it has only been six months. I am now in the polishing phase. This is where I get to read my book for the first time and make cuts and additions to the story.
At the same time I am currently working on my second novel. I am creating a murder mystery. When you write fiction your mind seems to never sleep. Some nights I wake up at two or three just to get a few lines done in the book.
Taking writing classes through a local college has been a treat. The instructors have been very helpful and lead you to the path of good story telling.
In my final thought. A lot of you who bought my first short story have asked me to write the second part. I started it, then backed off. I have so many ways to take that story and when I decide on the way I want to move then I am sure I will complete the second book on that series. Another Remembered Day. Thanks to all of you who bought it. And to those of you who did not I must ask why not?
Even if you have never written a book at least pick one up once in awhile and read a book. Books will open your mind and sometimes land you in a place that you never thought you would be!
Rounded the final turn. Now at 94,000 words and I can see the end of my story. Writing will allow you to clear you mind and get thought onto a blank canvas known as digital paper. Next step is the polishing of the book and then the feared friend readers. Of course my wife will be my first test of the novel. Can’t wait to share this one with the world. Sometimes writing horror can even scare the author a little. I hope it translates to the readers.
I have had many of you emailing me and Face Booking wanting to know when my next novel will be released. Writing is a slow moving process, much like pouring syrup out of a bottle.
At this point I am 60,000 words into my story. I would give you some of the story line but a artist never shows their work until it’s time.
Once this book is completed it will go to my proof readers. The next stop is to an agent who’s job it is to get this book published and into the book stores. And no I am not giving away the title either.
But thanks to all of you who have been writing. I am still writing and I am not a one book wonder. Keep watching for future progress on this upcoming novel.
I am researching for a new novel I am working on. I wanted to find out how many famous people in life who have built and shaped this nation and who have never went to college.
Autodidactic: This is a word that college’s will not teach you. Because they don’t want you to know that you can learn on your own? This is a great path for those men and women that are dedicated to a topic or skill and want to know everything possible about it. These people have a drive to learn it on their own. In their own time and with no expense to them or their families.
Two of the most famous people in recent times that did not complete college is: William Gates (Microsoft Owner and Founder) and Steve Jobs (Co-Founder and CEO past of Apple.)
In doing my research I found many, yes many more who have taught themselves what ever expertise they desired. This is a great way to learn, because instead of opening their wallets, they just open a book.
Here is more information that I used for my research on autodidactic. CLICK HERE.
It is wonderful for me to see how far my latest book / short story is reaching out. Now covering six different countries. I had one email that asked me how I typed all of those different languages. I would be some kind of author if I could pull that off.
The truth is that our publishers take care of this work for us. This is why the publishers are so valued in the writing circles.
You can still pick up a copy of my latest book for only $1.99 in Kindle format. If you don’t have a Kindle search you smart phone of tablet for the Kindle app and then you can access my book.
Writing fiction is something I have always wanted to do. Now having my first book in the publishing stage I have began pounding away and my new short story. I would love to write a full novel but it seems to me that I tend to rush my stories and push them to the end to quick.
I don’t really enjoy writing filler as much as I enjoy telling the story. I enjoy writing books more as short stories. These stories are focused on ten to twelve chapters. I hope to capture the many people in life that I hear from that always have these statements. I have no time to read or books take to long to get through.
I will be posting soon my first published book in the hopes that you will pick up a copy.
Who would have ever thought that a ground hog could predict weather? How could he know how many more weeks of winter we really have? And who was the first person that held this little guy up to see if there was a shadow?
My wife says it is a town that just wants to have a little fun. There is really no science that goes into Phil the ground hog. I have to agree with her. I see a town of people that had cabin fever for being indoors all winter and they wanted something fun to do. They went out and seen a ground hog, grabbed him and held him up and yelled “Ground Hog Day!”
In the end does it really matter? It is nice to see people get together in large groups and just have a good time.