Hey guys, It’s Autumn and Summer is officially over! Bring on the Pumpkin and Spice Lattes. This has always been my favorite season of the year. The red and yellow leaves and cool air are such a comfortable feeling. As I previously stated, I celebrated my fifty-first birthday last week and received lots of hugs and well wishes. I also ended the week with some new changes to my book that I wanted to let my readers in on.
The new book will launch a series and the full title will be called Crimson Sun: The Fight for Blood Book 1. When the book is almost ready for publication, I will begin posting a profile of each main character so that you can get to know them before the book even comes out. After this draft is finished, I will write a third and final draft to polish it up, then I will begin the hunt for an Editor which will probably happen sometime next year. Then comes the querying. I am so not looking forward to the many rejection letters I will get but I want to try traditional publishing for this one.
I have signed up for the advanced Fiction Writing Course that I mentioned in my last post and I am hoping that it will help me when the time comes to write the final draft. You have no idea how important this book is because I told my partner that if this book doesn’t do better than the last three, that I would give up writing novels altogether. I would go back to writing screenplays and never look back. But I will be able to say that at least I tried and published four books during my short writing career. But I’ve had fun being an Author with no regrets.
When I wrote screenplays, I had never tried to get an actual movie deal with them. But if I go back to writing them, I probably will this time around. What’s the point in writing screenplays if I’m not going to at least try to get them sold, right? It would be a waste of my time. I don’t want to write as a hobby anymore. I no longer have an interest in that. Life is too short, and I am not getting any younger. When I die, I want something meaningful to leave behind. I want to be remembered for being a writer not what my day job says I am. I’m sure a lot of you can understand. I don’t have the type of day job that I can be proud of. I don’t even call it a career. It’s just a job. But I am not my job title, I am a Writer, till death do us part.
Have a great week…