Hello, dear readers, and welcome!
Today I am writing a short post, because I have noticed, like quite a few writers, that I have not been writing much lately, and I want to fix that (and though I love blog posts, they don't quite count -- in the same way -- as my books).
So, let's talk about writing. How much do you love writing? Why do you write? And, perhaps most importantly for this post, when do you write?
As a kid and a teen, I used to spend hours writing. Sometimes I would spend the whole day writing (I don't recommend this, as it's extremely hard on your arms and a hands to not take a break). The words would flow easily, and I didn't care how odd or ridiculous the plot was; holes could be patched later. But as we become adults, we are hit by this thing called peer pressure, and it never really goes away, and that can at times make writing difficult -- not to mention jobs, time on the internet, all of the things our busy schedule entails. We are lucky, at times, to see our family, let alone write.
But I have come to view writing as a relationship like any other. The more you write, the better you get to know your characters, your plot, and yourself. You have to carve time out for that relationship, to spend time with your writing and your world, or it puts a strain on your writing and your comfortableness with it. It's hard to shake off the the thought of "what will everyone else think?", but the more time you spend with your story, the more I believe you will become comfortable with your writing, and even though this thought may creep upon you, the more likely you are to shake it away.
We cannot write forever, but we cannot ignore writing, either. It's more than just sitting your butt in a chair -- it's making a commitment to write, to put words down, even if they are only a few.
Blog News ~
As I mentioned last post, I will be running a special contest in a few weeks, something fun to celebrate the new, updated website, and my upcoming release As Long As Forever.
The dates of the contest will be the 24th - 25th of March, but that's all I can say for now! Check back soon for more details.
Want to pre-order As Long As Forever? The novella is available for pre-order at these retailers: BN.com, iTunes, Amazon, Smashwords. Thank you for your support!