Hey everyone. I hope you all had a good week. I am doing well, finally. I’m at peace with myself and recent events. In 2016 I came up with the idea to write a story about angels, but I didn’t move forward on it. It was going to be a screenplay for a television series, and I decided to shelve it. I guess at the time I was working on my novel and felt that I just didn’t have the time. But now that the novel is completed and released, I decided to dust it off and rework it a bit. It is definitely going to be my next project only instead of a television pilot, it’s going to be my very first book series.
I have always wanted to write a book series but could never find the right story to use. Last year I came up with a few ideas for plots, but nothing seemed to work. I am a bit of a perfectionist and it can’t sound mediocre to me. It has to be great. It’s not easy trying to find a story that will have enough situations and enough characters to fill four books. So, this will be quite a challenge for me. But Unlike previous efforts, I plan not to give up regardless of how difficult it gets. This series will not be self-published so it may be a long time before you all get to read it. I plan to get an agent and use traditional publishing for this project because I’m simply not satisfied with the amount of book sales that self-publishing generates. Not to mention the fact that you have to do your own marketing and advertising and if you don’t have a lot of money to work with, your basically screwed in that department.
I am feeling very optimistic about the goals that I have planned for this year. There are certain things that I have noticed about my life that I must say, have all led me to a turning point. The loss of my father recently has made me more confident, and more driven. I also want to add that he and my mother were always very supportive in my dream to become an Author. I have already self-published three novels and I am ready to go the extra mile and take it a few steps further. But time is of the essence and I am not getting any younger. Luckily writing is one of those professions that anyone can do no matter how young or old they are. I plan to be writing when I’m 90 lol.
The series will be called Destiny and it will consist of three or four books. I’ve spent the past few days mapping it out and I’m currently doing the outline and working on the profiles of each character using one of the templates on my Evernote app. I am doing a lot of things differently with this book and I didn’t even plan this. It seems to be driving itself. That’s why I know that this is going to be something great. One of my main reasons for wanting to tell this story is to bring attention to mental illness and my main character Shannon Novak suffers from depression and anxiety. She also wants to die. Why? Because she survives a plane crash, but her family doesn’t. The way she feels now is complete utter despair, but she will go through a series of life-changing events that will ultimately change her into a strong and brave young woman. I will keep you updated as this story progresses.
Until next time…